The Montreal Canadiens signed free agent goaltender Robert Mayer to a three-year contract on Thursday that will see the Havirov, Czech Republic, native in the Habs organization through to the 2010-11 season.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Mayer was invited to the Canadiens' rookie camp on a try-out basis, and also participated in the team's development camp last July. He is one of six goaltenders currently attending the Canadiens' training camp.
Mayer is a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. In two games this season (1-1-0), he's posted a .929 save percentage. Last season, Mayer played in 32 games with Saint John, posted a 16-11-0 record, a 3.77 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage, along with two shutouts.
An athlete with a dual citizenship (Swiss/Czech Republic), Mayer represented the Swiss National Team at the 2008 World Junior Championship presented in the Czech Republic. He posted a 1-4-0 record, a 3.17 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage.