The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with goaltender Sam Montembeault on a one-year, two-way contract.
Montembeault, 22, made his NHL debut with the Panthers in 2018-19, owning a 4-3-2 record, a 3.05 goals-against average and an .894 save percentage in 11 appearances.
In 39 AHL games with the Springfield Thunderbirds, Montembeault was 13-16-8 (3.24, .899) with one shutout and represented the club at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.
Originally selected by Florida in the third round (77th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Montembeault has appeared in 80 AHL games over his first two pro seasons with Springfield (26-39-11, 3.24, .898).
Shinkaruk, 24, completed his fifth pro season in 2018-19 and tallied five goals and five assists for 10 points in 54 games with the AHL’s Laval Rocket.
Shinkaruk has skated in 305 career AHL games with Laval, Stockton and Utica, registering 80 goals and 79 assists for 159 points. He reached the Calder Cup Finals with Utica in 2015 and was an AHL All-Star in 2016.
A first-round pick by Vancouver (24th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, Shinkaruk has collected two goals and two assists in 15 career NHL games with Vancouver and Calgary.
Markison, 26, matched a career high with 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists) in 62 games with the AHL’s Texas Stars in 2018-19.
He has appeared in 208 AHL games with Texas and Bridgeport, totaling 21 goals and 51 assists for 72 points, and played in the Calder Cup Finals with Texas in 2018.
Sheppard, 25, made his AHL debut in 2018-19 and recorded one assist in 10 regular-season games with the Checkers. He added one goal and one assist in six appearances during the postseason, helping Charlotte to a Calder Cup championship.
Sheppard spent most of his first pro campaign with Florida (ECHL), notching 40 points in 57 games.
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Phil Di Giuseppe.
Di Giuseppe, 25, appeared in 26 AHL games with Charlotte and Milwaukee last season, tallying five goals and seven assists for 12 points. He also collected one goal and three assists in 24 NHL games between Carolina and Nashville.
A sixth-year pro out of the University of Michigan, Di Giuseppe has skated in 184 AHL games with Charlotte and Milwaukee, recording 40 goals and 61 assists for 101 points.
Di Giuseppe was a second-round selection by Carolina in the 2012 NHL Draft. He has amassed 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points in 150 career NHL games with the Hurricanes and Predators.
Johnston, 27, has spent the last two seasons in Europe, primarily in the Swedish Hockey League. He tallied three goals and 19 assists in 50 games with Mora IK in 2018-19.
A native of Sudbury, Ont., Johnston played three seasons at Colgate University before spending two seasons in the Montreal Canadiens organization. He notched five goals and 25 assists for 30 points in 87 AHL games with the St. John’s IceCaps, and also skated in 10 NHL contests with Montreal.
Kapla, 24, totaled two goals and 22 assists for 24 points in 66 AHL games between Binghamton and Iowa last season, his second pro campaign.
Kapla, who skated in five NHL games with New Jersey following his senior season at UMass-Lowell in 2016-17, has appeared in 129 career AHL contests, recording seven goals and 38 assists for 45 points.
The Bakersfield Condors announced today that the team has signed right wing Anthony Peluso to a one-year AHL contract and defenseman Vincent Desharnais to a two-year AHL contract.
Peluso skated in 35 AHL games with the Stockton Heat in 2018-19, notching three goals and five assists along with 56 penalty minutes. He also appeared in four NHL games with the Calgary Flames.
Originally a sixth-round choice by St. Louis in the 2007 NHL Draft, Peluso has appeared in 276 AHL games over 10 pro seasons with Stockton, Hershey, Manitoba and Peoria, recording 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points along with 472 PIM.
Peluso has totaled four goals, 10 assists and 220 PIM in 148 NHL contests with Calgary, Washington and Winnipeg.
Desharnais, 23, completed his collegiate career at Providence College in 2018-19, tallying five goals, eight assists and a plus-22 rating in 42 games as a senior. He was voted the best defensive defenseman in the Hockey East conference.
A native of Laval, Que., Desharnais was a seventh-round choice by Edmonton in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Charlotte Checkers have already gotten a firsthand look at the passion Ryan Warsofsky brings to the bench. Now, even with a large amount of roster turnover, there will be a familiarity with a new head coach for the first time.
The Binghamton Devils announced that the club has signed forward Chris Conner to a one-year American Hockey League contract.
Conner enters his 14th professional season in 2019-20 after spending the last four years with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Last season, he skated in a career-high 72 games and recorded 16 goals and 35 assists for 51 points, his sixth career 50-point campaign.
In 678 career AHL contests with Lehigh Valley, Hershey, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Grand Rapids, Peoria and Iowa, Conner has totaled 197 goals and 332 assists for 529 points. He has also skated in 52 playoff games in the AHL, notching 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points.
A native of Westland, Mich., Conner has picked up 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points in 180 NHL games with Washington, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Detroit and Dallas.
De Leo, 23, set career highs with 20 goals, 35 assists, 55 points and a plus-16 rating in 66 games with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls last season, his fourth as a pro. He also became the fourth Southern California native ever to play for the Ducks, appearing in one game.
De Leo also skated in 16 playoff games, scoring five goals as the Gulls reached the Western Conference Finals.
A fourth-round choice by Winnipeg in the 2014 NHL Draft, De Leo has totaled 65 goals and 97 assists for 162 points in 277 regular-season AHL games with San Diego and Manitoba. He has also skated in three NHL games with the Ducks and Jets.
Kloos, 25, recorded 18 goals and 27 assists for 45 points in 59 AHL games between San Diego and Iowa last season, his second pro campaign. He also skated in one NHL game with Anaheim, and added three goals and six assists in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Gulls.
Acquired by the Ducks from Minnesota on Jan. 16, 2019, Kloos has notched 38 goals and 58 assists for 96 points in 144 career AHL games with San Diego and Iowa. He also has two NHL games to his credit.
Wideman, 29, played for five clubs in 2018-19, including 19 games in the AHL where he totaled three goals and 12 assists beween Springfield and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Wideman also recorded two goals and five assists in 25 NHL games with Ottawa, Edmonton and Florida.
The winner of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s top defenseman in 2014-15, Wideman has 33 goals and 112 assists for 145 points in 227 career AHL games with Springfield, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Binghamton.
He has also skated in 181 career NHL games, recording 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points.
The Milwaukee Admirals have signed goaltender Cam Johnson to an AHL contract for the 2019-20 season.
Johnson spent his rookie season with the AHL’s Binghamton Devils in 2018-19, appearing in 29 games and posting a record of 11-15-3 with a 3.79 goals-against average, an .872 save percentage and one shutout.
He also appeared in 10 games with Adirondack (ECHL), going 4-5-1 (2.54, .915).
A native of Troy, Mich., Johnson played four years at the University of North Dakota and won a national championship in 2016.