SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year, $11 million contract ($3.67 million AAV).
Talbot, 33 (7/5/87), went 12-10-1 with a 2.63 goals-against average (GAA), a .919 save percentage (SV%) and two shutouts in 26 games (22 starts) with the Calgary Flames last season. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound native of Caledonia, Ont., started all 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Flames and went 5-4 with a 2.42 GAA, a .924 SV% and two shutouts. He ranked T-2nd in the NHL in playoff shutouts. Talbot stopped all 31 shots faced in a 4-0 series-clinching win against Winnipeg on August 6 and made 35 saves in a 2-0 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round series against Dallas on August 14. He started his 300th career NHL game and earned his 150th career NHL win vs. Arizona on March 6. Talbot recorded the most saves in a shutout in Calgary Flames franchise history when he stopped all 44 shots faced in a 6-0 win at Anaheim on Feb. 13.
He went 42-22-8 with a 2.39 GAA, a .919 SV% and seven shutouts in 73 games with Edmonton in 2016-17. Talbot led the NHL in games played, minutes played (4,294) and saves (1,946), ranked T-1st in wins and T-3rd in saves and finished fourth in Vezina Trophy voting. He was originally signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers on March 30, 2010. Talbot made his NHL debut at Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2013, and earned his first NHL win at Detroit on Oct. 26, 2013.
He owns a record of 150-122-25 with a 2.61 GAA, a .915 SV% and 22 shutouts in 314 career NHL games during seven seasons with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary. Talbot is 12-11-2 with a 2.46 GAA, a .923 SV% and two shutouts in 25 career Stanley Cup Playoff matches.
He won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, posting a 7-1-0 record with a 1.25 GAA, a .940 SV% and four shutouts in eight games. Talbot played three seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (2007-10).