FOSTER SIGNED TO AHL CONTRACT BY FLORIDA PANTHERS

COURTESY: FLORIDA PANTHERS
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --
Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced Aug. 24 that the club has signed goaltender Brian Foster to an American Hockey League contract.

"We're excited to bring in  (a) solid player like Foster," said Tallon. "He has been in our system for some time and I'm looking forward to seeing him progress after a solid college career at New Hampshire."

Foster, 23, who signed a two-year deal, enters his first professional season in 2010-11 after completing his senior campaign at the University of New Hampshire. Last season with the Wildcats, the Pembroke, New Hampshire, native posted a 17-4-7 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 38 games. In his four seasons (2006-10) between the pipes for the Wildcats, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound netminder has compiled a 40-29-13 record with a 2.82 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage, 2,387 saves and five shutouts in 86 career appearances. Foster was the Florida Panthers' fifth-round selection (161st overall) in the 2005 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

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