Arizona Coyotes Sign Goaltender Louis Domingue


The Arizona Coyotes have signed goaltender Louis Domingue to a one-year, two way contract, the team announced on Saturday.

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Saturday’s announcement comes as a bit of a surprise as Domingue had turned down a contract offer from Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney in July. Domingue turned down the previous offer from the Coyotes with the intention of playing overseas in Europe.

Domingue spent some time in the NHL last season with Arizona playing seven games posting a 2.73 GAA and a .911 save percentage with a 1-2-1 record. During his brief time in the NHL, Domingue showed flashes of being a solid goalie, but he wasn’t quite ready for consistent NHL action.

With the Coyotes signing goaltender Anders Lindback, Domingue will more than likely spend this upcoming season in Arizona’s minor league system. He’ll face stiff competition for the starting job of the Coyotes new AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, from Nicklas Treutle and Marek Langhamer.

Domingue was originally drafted in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He’s played 20 games in the AHL with the Portland Pirates and during that time, Domingue went 11-6-2 with a 2.68 GAA and a .908 save percentage.

As of right now, it’s unclear why Domingue changed his mind about playing in Europe, but he’s a good prospect for the organization. The competition between Domingue, Treutle and Langhammer should benefit the young goalie prospects and the Coyotes future as they push to get better.

Starting jobs and who goes where in terms of being assigned to minor league teams should be decided after the Coyotes upcoming training camp at Gila River Arena. Rookies will report starting Sept. 11 and the veterans will report Sept. 17.

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