Former UAH Standout Signs Extension With New York Rangers

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Huntsville, Ala. – Former University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey standout Cam Talbot has agreed on a new contract with the NHL’s New York Rangers announced Monday evening.

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced the news that the club has agree to terms of a new contract to stay with the organization.

The Caledonia, Ontario, native played at UAH from 2007-10, guiding the Chargers to a CHA championship and an NCAA tournament appearance during his final campaign in the Blue and White. He was named CHA Tournament MVP and selected to the CHA All-Tournament Team in his final collegiate season.

The backstop originally signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on March 30, 2010.

Talbot is currently 19-19-1 with a 2.52 goals against average, with a .919 save percentage and one shutout in 39 appearances with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season.

The former Charger leads the Whale in wins, goals against average and save percentage, and is tied for fourth in the league in wins. He has won four straight games after defeating Norfolk on Saturday.

Talbot made his professional debut in a relief appearance, stopping eight shots in 19 minutes of ice time on April 7, 2010, against Worcester. He earned his first professional win with a 41-save shutout, while making his first professional start on October 17, 2010, at Providence. With the shutout, Talbot became the first Connecticut goaltender to post a shutout in his first professional start, and he tied the Whale franchise record for saves in a shutout victory.

Courtesy UAH Media Relations

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