(OTTAWA) The Ottawa Senators have reached a two-way, one-season deal with Quebec goaltender Kevin Mandolese, the Ontario team announced Tuesday.
This pact will earn him US$775,000 in the NHL, and $110,000 if he plays in the American Hockey League.
Mandolese, a 22-year-old goaltender from Blainville, made 46 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Islanders in his first career NHL game on Feb. 14.
This performance allowed him to tie the fifth-highest save total in history for a goaltender playing his first game in the NHL.
Mandolese went 1-2-0 in three games with the Senators last year.
He also went 6-8-3 in 17 games with the Belleville Senators in the AHL and 5-1-0 in seven games with the Allen Americans in the ECHL.
Mandolese was the Senators’ sixth-round pick, 157th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.