The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed goaltender Mike Condon off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Condon is signed through the end of the 2016-17 regular season to a one-way contract that pays $575,000 at the NHL level.
Condon, 26, handled the majority of the netminding duties for the Canadiens as a rookie last year. He started 51 of his 55 games played, posting a 21-25-6 record. His 21 wins tied Anaheim's John Gibson for the NHL lead among rookies. Condon stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 5-1 victory against Boston in the 2016 Winter Classic.
A 6-foot-2, 197-pound, lefthanded-catching goaltender, Condon suited up for Team USA at the 2016 World Championship, going 2-2 with a 2.55 goals-against average in five appearances.
Condon, a native of Holliston, Massachusetts, spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, compiling a 23-19-6 record, 2.44 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and four shutouts in 48 games.
Condon spent the majority of his first full season as a pro with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, a Penguins' affiliate, in '13-14, ranking among the top-10 leaders in wins (23), goals-against average (2.18) and shutouts (6). His .931 save percentage topped the entire league.
Before turning pro, Condon played four years of collegiate hockey at Princeton, earning All-Ivy League Second-Team honors in 2012-13.