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Bruins add to goalie depth, sign Maxime Lagace

Amin Touri
July 01, 2019 - 1:54 pm

The Bruins bolstered their goaltending depth on the first day of free agency on Monday, signing free agent goaltender Maxime Lagace to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Quebec.

Lagace spent the last two years in the Vegas Golden Knights system, backing up Marc-Andre Fleury and making 16 appearances in 2017-18. The 26-year-old netminder was 6-7 with a 4.26 goals against average and a poor .867 save percentage, falling out of favor in Vegas and spending most of last season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. He made 33 appearances in Chicago and appeared to find his game, posting a 2.43 goals against average and .914 save percentage.

Lagace will likely be Boston’s third option between the pipes behind Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak and projects to spend most of his time in Providence.

Update: The Bruins have now made the Lagace deal official.