The Montreal Canadiens signed goaltender Zachary Fucale to a three-year, entry level contract on Saturday.
In 55 games with the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads last season, Fucale recorded 45 wins, five losses and three overtime losses, leading the league in wins. He added two shutouts, a 2.35 goals against average (GAA) and a .909
save percentage (Sv%).
Fucale helped the Mooseheads capture the President's Cup with a 16-1-0 record in 17 playoff contests, along with three shutouts, a 2.02 GAA and a .918 Sv%. He also led Halifax to their first Memorial
Cup in franchise history, thanks to a 3-1-0 record, with a 3.52 GAA and a .902 Sv%.
The 18-year-old had a 77-32-4 record in 113 games since making his junior debut with Halifax in 2011-12. He had four career shutouts, a 2.76 GAA and a .900 Sv%.
A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Fucale was selected in the second round, 36th overall by the Canadiens at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently taking part in his first Canadiens official training camp.