TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that the Vegas Golden Knights have found their backup goalie. Laurent Brossoit is headed to the Golden Knights on a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.325MM. The British Columbia native maintains his Western Conference status, now joining his third NHL team.
Brossoit, 28, has had a bit of an up-and-down career on an every-other-year basis. While this could easily be a fluke, history would at least project that Brossoit is due for a down year in his debut campaign with Vegas. That could be problematic, as starter Robin Lehner is not exactly known for his dependability either. Having given Brossoit a sizeable raise despite their lack of cap space, the Knights certainly hope that he can shake this trend and be the reliable backstop to Lehner that they need him to be.
Brossoit is no Marc-Andre Fleury, but at his best he has had some strong seasons for a backup. In 2018-19, Brossoit recorded a .925 save percentage in a career-high 21 appearances for the Winnipeg Jets. In 2016-17, he posted a .928 save percentage and 1.99 GAA for the Edmonton Oilers. This past season, Brossoit recorded his lowest goals against average in a full NHL season at 2.42.