Goalie Curtis Sanford catches the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck
MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens continued their off-season makeover Monday, inking netminder Curtis Sanford to a one-year contract.
Sanford, 29, went 11-11-1 with a 2.69 goals against average for the Vancouver Canucks last season. The five-foot-10, 187-pounder had a .903 save percentage and one shutout in 35 regular-season games.
He also spent 16 games with the AHL's Manitoba Moose, going 7-3-3 with a 1.73 goals-against average, a .936 save percentage and two shutouts.
Terms of the deal were not released. Sanford made $600,000 last season.
Sanford has a 37-37-16 record with a 2.76 goals-against average in 108 career regular-season games with the Canucks and St. Louis Blues.
Sanford is the latest addition to a revamped Canadiens team that has already added centre Scott Gomez through trade and forwards Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta, along with defenceman Jaroslav Spacek and Hall Gill, through free agency.