Sunday, July 7, 2013

Habs Re-Sign Mayer; Millen Going To Leafs Camp

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed former Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender Robert Mayer.

General Manager Marc Bergevin announced the signing yesterday. Mayer agreed to a two-year, two-way American Hockey League / National Hockey League contract for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons.  As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Mayer went 16-17-3 with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs last season to go with a 2.93 goals against average and a 0.908 save percentage. It was reported a few months ago that Mayer planned to play in Europe next season but obviously things changed.

The Swiss goaltender has spent his entire pro career within the Montreal system, playing with the Bulldogs and the East Coast Hockey League’s Cincinnati Cyclones. He has never played in a NHL game but has been a backup with the club.

Mayer played with Saint John in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He’s been the only – and likely last – European goaltender the Sea Dogs have ever had.

In other former Sea Dogs goaltender news, Charlie Millen (pictured) received an invite to Toronto Maple Leafs development camp.

Millen, the son of broadcaster Greg Millen, played three games with Saint John in 2011-12, going 0-2-0-0 with a 5.38 goals against average and a 0.831 save percentage. He’s played for a bunch of teams since then and spent the 2012-13 campaign with the Ottawa Jr. Senators of the Central Canada Hockey League.

Maple Leafs development camp begins on Tuesday. The full roster can be found here.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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