Canadiens claim goaltender Samuel Montembault off waivers from Panthers

Goalie Sam Montembeault blocks a shot during an NHL hockey training camp with the Florida Panthers Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

The Montreal Canadiens have claimed goalie Samuel Montembeault off waivers from the Florida Panthers.

Montembeault, 24, posted a record of 8-4-1 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 13 games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch in 2020-21.

The Bécancour, Que. native has a career NHL record of 9-8-3 with a 3.20 GAA and .892 save percentage in 25 games with the Panthers.

Montembeault was selected in the third round (77th overall) by the Panthers in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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