The Pittsburgh Penguins looked for a veteran goalie on the UFA and NHL trade market in case things went south for their tandem of Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith. It appears GM Ron Hextall settled on goalie Louis Domingue in a no-risk move.
On Thursday afternoon, the Penguins announced that they signed Domingue, 29, to a two-way deal that will pay the goalie $750,000 at the NHL level. This will be Domingue’s sixth team in the past four seasons. He spent all of last season with the Calgary Flames organization but played in just one NHL game.
Domingue split 2019-20 between the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils organizations. He played 17 games that season and combined for a 3-9-2 record with an .882 save percentage.
His most games played in one season was 2015-16 with the Arizona Coyotes. He played in 39 games. His best statistical season was in 2018-19 with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was 21-5-0, including an 11-game winning streak, which set a team record at the time.
The 6-foot-3, 208-pound goaltender has played 140 games in the NHL over the past seven seasons with Arizona, Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Vancouver, and Calgary. Domingue has a 58-59-10 record in the NHL with a 3.05 goals-against average, a .904 save percentage, and two shutouts.
Domingue will likely be the Pittsburgh Penguins third goalie behind DeSmith and join college free agent Filip Lindberg and Alex D’Orio as the minor league goalies with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Per the Pittsburgh Penguins release:
Domingue played seven seasons in the AHL, split between Portland, Springfield, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Stockton. In 103 career AHL games, the goaltender has recorded a 46-40-9 record with a 2.93 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with five shutouts.
The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec native played parts of his first three professional seasons in the ECHL with the Gwinnett Gladiators. In 43 career ECHL games, Domingue has a 25-13-4 record with a 2.51 goals-against average, a .912 save percentage, and five shutouts.
Domingue was originally drafted in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes.