The Carolina Hurricanes added to their goalie depth with the signing of Drew MacIntyre to a one-year, two-way deal. MacIntyre played 48 games for the Toronto Marlies last season and finished with a 29-15-3 record and .917 save percentage.
The 31-year-old will provide some veteran leadership for the Checkers and will also bring experience with him if he is needed in Carolina.
The club's presser follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2014
HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH MacINTYRE
Veteran netminder led Marlies to AHL conference final in 2013-14
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Drew MacIntyre on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay MacIntyre $600,000 in the NHL or $250,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2014-15 season, with a guarantee of at least $300,000.
"Drew had a strong season last year and provides veteran depth for our organization in net," Francis said.
MacIntyre, 31, was 29-15-3 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 48 regular season games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2013-14. The Charlottetown, P.E.I., native also appeared in two NHL games for the Maple Leafs, going 0-1-0 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. MacIntyre (6’1", 190 lbs.) was 10-4 with a 2.08 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in 14 Calder Cup playoff games for the Marlies, helping Toronto reach the Western Conference Final before falling to eventual Calder Cup Champion Texas in seven games.
Detroit’s second selection, 121st overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, MacIntyre has played six NHL games with Vancouver, Buffalo and Toronto, registering a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. He has appeared in 353 career AHL games, going 192-117-21 with a 2.43 goals-against average, and was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2008-09 and 2007-08.