The Florida Panthers have decided to extend the presence of Quebec goaltender Philippe Desrosiers in the organization by one year under a new two-part season contract on Wednesday.
It was the Charlotte Checkers, the Panthers’ school club in the American Hockey League (AHL), who confirmed everything.
The 25-year-old doorman from Saint-Hyacinthe played 29 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds – previously affiliated with the Panthers – in the AHL in 2019-2020. He maintained a 16-10-2 record, a 3.05 goals against average and a .916 save rate.
The former Rimouski Oceanic was drafted in the second round by the Dallas Stars in the 2013 National League Draft. He has never played in a Bettman Tour game so far in his career.
Sergei Bobrovksy, Chris Driedger and Ryan Bednard are the other goalkeepers of the Florida squad currently holding valid deals for the next campaign. Quebecer Samuel Montembeault is for his part a free agent with compensation.