Thursday, June 30, 2016

Maxime Lagace Signs One-Year Deal with Dallas Stars

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Following his qualifying offer last week, Maxime Lagace signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars this afternoon. The rising sophomore AHLer found his groove in Texas this season and was the most consistent starter among the stable of goalies that Derek Laxdal's club employed.

Lagace is an RFA after this contract and this is, of course, a deal designed to see if he can build on this past season's success. He is the favorite to be the starter in Cedar Park but could have stiff competition from Philippe Desrosiers. Also, don't count out rookie Landon Bow.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Maxime Lagace to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the signing were not disclosed.

Lagace, 23, posted a 19-10-3 record with a .913 save percentage, a 2.90 goals against average and a shutout with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League last season. He won 11 consecutive decisions from Dec. 27 through Feb. 17. During the 2015-16 Calder Cup Playoffs, he registered a 0-1 record with a .886 save percentage and a 2.74 goals against average in two postseason appearances. Lagace also appeared in 11 games with Idaho of the ECHL, registering a 3-5-2 record with a .886 save percentage and a 3.09 goals against average.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound native of Longueuil, Quebec went undrafted and was originally signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 23, 2012.

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