HabsWorld.net -- 

With Marc Denis on his way out of Hamilton, the
Habs picked up his replacement Monday signing former Vancouver backup Curtis
Sanford to a 1-year, two-way contract.  The contract is reportedly worth
$600,000 at the NHL level and has a cheap enough AHL salary to avoid being
subjected to recall waivers.

The 29 year old netminder split last season between the Vancouver Canucks and
their AHL affiliate in Manitoba.  With Vancouver, he posted a 7-8 record
with a 2.59 GAA and a .906 SV% to go along with 1 shutout in 19 games. 
With the AHL’s Moose, he was even more dominant, going 7-3-3 with a miniscule
1.73 GAA and .936 SV%.  He also had a pair of shutouts during his 16 game
regular season stint. 

Sanford will be expected to take over the starting job in Hamilton and be backed
up by former ECHL Playoff MVP Cedrick Desjardins.  With Loic Lacasse being
released at the end of June, recently signed Robert Mayer will likely replace
him with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones.

Career Stats





2008-09 19 7-8-0-0 2.59 .906 1
Totals 108 37-37-5-11 2.76 .901 5