This past season, Cam Talbot played the third most minutes of any goalie in the AHL, 1668, and started 55 games.
It was Talbot’s first season as a full-time starter at the AHL level and he was 25-28-1 with a save percentage of .918 and a GAA of 2.63.
Gordie Clark told the NY Times “you could go down to Connecticut and watch them lose, 5-2 and 6-1, on a weekend and come away saying, ‘Wow, he played unbelievable. He got to play the whole year this year, and he’s really come along. So he’s going to give a run for the backup spot.”
Talbot signed a two-year extension with the Rangers in February and he will be on a one-way contract for the 2014-15 season. It is expected that he will become Henrik Lundqvist’s backup starting in 2014-15.