Rangers extend veteran goalie Louis Domingue

NHL: Minnesota Wild at New York Rangers
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The New York Rangers signed goalie Louis Domingue to one-year, one-way contract extension on Sunday. It has an average annual value of $775,000.

In the opening round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blueshirts got an up close view of the journeyman goalie as he helped stake the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 series lead filling in for their top two netminders. He eventually gave up the net to a returning Tristan Jarry from injury in Game 7, watching Artemi Panarin win it for the Rangers in OT from the bench.

Liking what they saw, and needing a veteran goaltender for their AHL affiliate in Hartford, the Rangers signed him to a two-year deal that summer.

Domingue, 32, has a 13-7-4 record with the Wolf Pack this season. He also sports a solid 2.65 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. Extending the well-liked backstop to continue to mentor prospect Dylan Garand made much sense for the Rangers.

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Rangers extend Louis Domingue

NHL: Minnesota Wild at New York Rangers
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Earlier this season, with both Igor Shesterkin and Jonathan Quick nursing injuries, Domingue made a spot start on Nov. 9 against the Minnesota Wild. He stopped 25 shots en-route to a 4-1 win at Madison Square Garden.

“I just tried to get by the first five minutes is one of my keys,” Domingue said. “From my experience, when you haven’t played in the NHL for a while, you need to get going. You need to adapt to the pace of play, the traffic. How heavy the guys are in front of the net. It was a matter of me getting by the first little bit and build on it.”

Domingue is 60-60-10 with a 3.02 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 143 appearances with the Arizona Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Penguins and Rangers.

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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