The deal comes as somewhat of a surprise considering the Panthers already have Roberto Luongo under contract for the next six years with a cap hit just over $4.5MM. This locks up their goalie tandem for the rest of the decade while giving the Panthers a backup goalie capable of playing more than 15-20 games which could useful as Luongo ages.
Last season, Reimer had his best year, split between Toronto and San Jose. Between the two teams, he posted a 17-14-7 record with a 2.31 GAA and a .922 SV% with three shutouts.
In his career, the 28 year old has played in 215 games, collecting a 91-78-23 record with a 2.78 GAA and a .914 SV%.