After coming in at the end of last year and playing some good hockey between the pipes for the Arizona Coyotes, the team decided to re-sign goaltender Louis Domingue to a two-year deal.
“I’m beyond excited the Coyotes showed such confidence about my game in signing me for two years on a one-way deal,” said Domingue according to Dave Vest. “It’s amazing.”
The deal is worth $2.1 million over the two years and will carry an annual cap hit of $1.05 million through 2017-18, according to Cap Friendly. Domingue will remain a restricted free agent following this latest deal – so his next contract will have a lot to do with how he plays over the next two seasons.
“We are very pleased to sign Louis to a multi-year contract,” said general manager John Chayka, who’s made quite a splash so far this offseason. “Louis had a breakthrough season last year and we are confident that he and Mike (Smith) will form a great tandem for us.”
After taking over for Smith, the 24-year-old Domingue recorded a 15-18-5 record with 2.75 goals against average and .912 save percentage to go along with two shutouts. His career numbers are fairly similar – posting a 2.74 average and .912 save percentage with a 16-20-6 record.
Andrew is in his 8th year reporting for The Hockey Writers covering the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began his broadcasting with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada team as well as being part of their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He’s the former play-by-play voice of the London Jr. Knights for Rogers TV and currently hosts the Sticks in the 6ix podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndrewGForbes.