SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to an entry-level contract with G Sam Brittain. In addition, the club also announced that they agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with D Blake Parlett.
Brittain, 22, appeared in 39 games with the Denver Pioneers (NCHC) this season, posting a 19-14-6 mark with a 2.22 GAA, a .946 save percentage and five shutouts. He led Denver to the inaugural NCHC Championship and was named 2014 NCHC Goalie of the Year. Brittain was also one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award, given to the goalie who best displays outstanding skill on the ice, along with academic achievement, sportsmanship and community service.
During his rookie year with Denver (2010-2011), he ranked first among NCAA rookie goaltenders in wins (19) and third in goals against average (2.28) and save percentage (.921). For his career with the Pioneers, Brittain played in 97 games going 51-34-11 with seven shutouts. The Calgary, Alberta, native was selected by Florida in the fourth round (92nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Parlett, 25, spent the 2013-2014 season in the American Hockey League playing in both Springfield and Providence. In 62 games with the two clubs, he recorded four goals, 19 assists and 31 PIM. In four AHL seasons, the Bracebridge, Ontario, native has played in 217 games registering 81 points (18-63-81) and 179 penalty minutes.