PENS SIGN NETMINDER MUNROE
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Scott Munroe to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Munroe’s contract is a two-way deal worth $525,000 at the NHL level.
Munroe, 29, played the 2010-11 season with Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia. Before that, Munroe spent parts of five seasons playing in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Philadelphia Phantoms and Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
A native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Munroe’s best season came with Philadelphia’s AHL squad in 2008-09, when he posted a 31-19-4 record, 2.46 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and four shutouts in 56 games with the Phantoms.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound goaltender has appeared in 174 career AHL regular-season contests, going 83-64-11 with a 2.60 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and 13 shutouts. He has also appeared in 18 AHL postseason contests, where he has compiled a .900 save percentage and two shutouts.
Munroe broke into the professional ranks late in the 2005-06 season after signing with the Philadelphia Flyers organization as an undrafted free agent on April 16, 2006.
Munroe played four collegiate seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville from 2002-06. In 99 career games for the Chargers, Munroe went 49-36-7 with a 2.76 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and four shutouts. Munroe’s .918 save percentage is a school record.
Munroe also established Chargers’ single-season records for wins (31, twice), minutes played (1,813), shots faced (1,084) and saves (993).