It looks like the Charlotte Checkers have at least one of their goalies for next season as the Carolina Hurricanes announced yesterday that they re-signed Drew MacIntyre to a one-year contract.
The deal will pay the netminder $600,000 at the NHL level or $250,000 in the AHL.
The Canes now have Cam Ward, Anton Khudobin, Daniel Altshuller, Alex Nedeljkovic, Rasmus Tirronen, and MacIntyre all under contract for next season. (Canes Contract Page)
The Charlotte Checkers have spoken with MacIntyre since the signing and he seems very pleased to be staying in the Queen City. Here is an interesting quote from the article. To see the entire article check out the following link:
"[Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis] said he wants to sign some older guys and there’s going to be a new coach and they want to win here," said MacIntyre following the announcement of his new deal. "That’s all I needed to hear.
For more info, check out the team's presser below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 29, 2015
HURRICANES RE-SIGN DREW MacINTYRE
Veteran goaltender backstopped Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay MacIntyre $600,000 at the NHL level, or $250,000 at the American Hockey League level in 2015-16.
MacIntyre, 31, posted a 20-26-5 record, a 2.84 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 51 games last season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. His 51 games played, 2,936 minutes played and 1,474 saves made in 2014-15 were all single-season records for a goaltender in Checkers history. The Charlottetown, PEI, native served as backup for Carolina for one game last season on Dec. 4 against Washington, but did not see NHL action in 2014-15.
Detroit’s second selection, 121st overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, MacIntyre (6’1", 190 lbs.) has played six career NHL games with Vancouver, Buffalo and Toronto, registering a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. He has appeared in 404 career AHL games, going 212-143-26 with a 2.47 goals-against average, and was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2008-09 and 2007-08. He earned his 200th AHL win on Dec. 13 with Charlotte last season, and his 212 career AHL win ranks him ninth in league history. MacIntyre originally signed with Carolina as a free agent on July 1, 2014.