Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced today that they’ve signed goaltender Samuel Montembeault to a three-year, entry-level contract. The team released the news via their official Twitter account this morning.
Florida Panthers Sign Goaltender Samuel Montembeault.
— Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) May 10, 2016
Montembeault, 19, finished the 2014-15 season ranked second for goals-against average in the QMJHL with a 2.59 through 52 games. He followed up that performance in 2015-16 with a 2.45 GAA, a .925 save-percentage and an overall record of 17-9-8 through 47 games.
Montembeault’s scouting report is as follows, courtesy of HockeysFuture.Com.
Montembeault is in the mould of the new age of goaltenders – tall, lanky and athletic. Still learning the position, the agile netminder is fluid in his movement between the pipes, but can be caught napping occasionally on shots directed toward his glove hand. He also needs to improve his angles in the net, but, at this point, he has starting goaltender potential at the NHL level.
The 6-foot-3, 188-pound goaltender was originally drafted by Florida in 2015 with their third-round selection (77th overall).