Don Sweeney told the Boston media that he would be “adding some players for sure come July 1st.” He’s made good on that promise as the Bruins have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Maxime Legace. Legace played in one NHL game for the Vegas Golden Knights a season ago while appearing in 33 games for the AHL’s Chicago Wolves.
Legace played each of the last two seasons in the Vegas organization, and appeared in 17 total NHL games. He dressed in 16 NHL tilts in 2017-18 and crafted a record of 6-7-1 to go with an .867 save percentage. He was 0-1-0 in one appearance with Vegas in 2018-19.
Legace has been more of an AHL goaltender than an NHL’er in his career. As mentioned, he played in 33 games for AHL Chicago this past season and posted a record of 16-16-2. He finished with a save percentage of .914 and a goals against average of 2.43. The Wolves advanced to the Calder Cup Final, but Legace only played in three postseason games for the Wolves. He went 2-1-0 with a save percentage of .865.
Legace comes to the Boston organization as the third goaltender in the system. The Bruins still have Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak under contract in 2019-20. Maxime Legace is slated to replace free agent Zane McIntyre as the starter for AHL Providence.
Legace’s one-year contract will carry an AAV of $700,000. The deal is a two-way contract.