News: Cam Talbot Signs A Contract Extension

The Rangers have confirmed the move. The press release is below.

2/15/13: 10:50PM According to Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers have signed Cam Talbot to a two-year contract extension.

Next season Talbot has a cap hit of $550,000 on a two-way contract.

In 2014-15, Talbot has a cap hit of $575,000 on a ONE-way contract.

Talbot was slated to be an RFA after this season.

His one-way contract coincides with Martin Biron’s contract expiring.

Talbot is 18-19-1 this season with a GAA of 2.56 and a save percentage of .918.

More on Talbot.

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Cam Talbot on a new contract.
Talbot, 25, is 19-19-1 with a 2.52 goals against average, .919 save percentage and one shutout in 39 appearances with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. He leads the team in wins, goals against average and save percentage, and is tied for fourth in the league in wins and 11th in save percentage. Talbot made 26 saves in a 2-1 win against Norfolk on Saturday to extend his current winning streak to a career-high-tying, four games, beginning with a 4-1 win on February 9 at St. John’s. On January 26, he established an AHL career-high with his 15th win of the season, stopping 26 shots in a 3-2 victory against Springfield. Talbot also posted his first shutout of the season, and seventh of his AHL career, with a 25-save effort in a 3-0 win on January 4 against Adirondack.
The 6-3, 205-pounder has appeared in 95 career AHL contests with Connecticut/Hartford, posting a record of 44-43-4 along with a 2.65 goals against average, .913 save percentage and seven shutouts. He established a career-high with four shutouts in 2011-12, which tied for eighth in the league. Talbot posted shutouts in Game 1 (42 saves) and Game 2 (41 saves) of Connecticut’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against Bridgeport in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs, to become the first goaltender in franchise history to record back-to-back postseason shutouts. His 42-save shutout in Game 1 on April 19, 2012, at Bridgeport also marked a franchise record for most saves in a postseason shutout.
Talbot made his professional debut in a relief appearance, stopping eight shots in 19 minutes of ice time on April 7, 2010, against Worcester. He posted his first professional win with a 41-save shutout, while making his first professional start on October 17, 2010, at Providence. With the shutout, Talbot became the first Connecticut goaltender to post a shutout in his first professional start, and he tied the Whale franchise record for saves in a shutout victory.
The Caledonia, Ontario native originally signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on March 30, 2010, following a three-year collegiate career with the University of Alabama-Huntsville (CHA). Talbot was named the 2010 CHA tournament MVP and selected to the CHA All-Tournament Team after backstopping the Chargers to their second CHA tournament championship while in his final collegiate season.





336 comments
tsjc68
tsjc68

Decker's a fan of Geno and Owusu.

Bytor
Bytor

Owusu is making this team because of the glowing reports out of camp and for the fact that I like him. Same for Marcus Williams. I will it to be so.

juunit
juunit

“I believe I’ve been challenged to eat like a dog biscuit or something like that,” Ryan said, via ESPN.com. “With the name Rex, obviously I’ve eaten a lot of dog biscuits in my day, so this is no problem. I accept the challenge. I thought it was kind of funny when I got challenged by this person, and I’m like, ‘Alright, let’s do it. It’s on.’ Give me one of them small biscuits though. I had the lap band [surgery], can’t be the big ones, the large ones.”

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaym


Aren't you supposed to sign your name?


Mike has for some reason decided to instead draw a dead jellyfish.

tsjc68
tsjc68

NO TIME FOR AUTOGRAPHS BUSY GENERAL MANAGING

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaym


I always enjoy hearing the media talk about what a huge Jets fan he is.  I expect he'll be at Giants camp tomorrow.


Get back to your desk and write something George.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan


We call those braces in the UK.  Suspenders are something women wear with stockings.


(Or do you have a full length version of that shot?)

jaym
jaym

@Bent 

BRACES????????

Whet do you call the metal that the dentist uses to straighten your teeth?

Bent
Bent moderator

Winters is coming would have been a better line.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Key takeaway: everything in Britain is called braces.

Sincerely,

Braces Bent

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Here, garters are what hold up stockings. I gotta get me an American-British dictionary.

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaym @Bent


Those are also called braces, but it's only in recent years that we've started to call a retainer a retainer, because that used to also be referred to as braces.  Like braces was a catch-all term for any tooth straightening device.


You can forgive us for our lack of dental equipment know-how.  Being British the entire concept of dentistry is fairly alien to us.

tsjc68
tsjc68

The Dee Milliner of wideouts.

tsjc68
tsjc68

I enjoy a good Pat debate.

williamg1
williamg1

More Jets news:

@realDonaldTrump: @MileyCyrus is on a very triky and slippery path right now.The right moves will lead to greatness, the wrong moves to oblivion! GUIDANCE.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Hi. I'm Sheldon, this is my brother Daryl, and this is my other brother Daryl.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan


I hear he looks almost as good against those dummies as Yi Jianlian did going up against a chair.

BDarc23
BDarc23

@Bent Has Colon always had a penalty problem or is it a Jets thing?  For that matter, does he really have a penalty problem?

Bent
Bent moderator

@BDarc23 @Bent


He's always had one.


From the BGA before he joined the team:


The other concern about Colon is penalties. He has 44 in 62 starts. It does seem like he’s cut down on the false starts – he had 15 from 2007 to 2009 but only three last year, two of which were in the opener (his first game at the guard position). However, his seven accepted holding penalties last year were a career high. Mind you, only two of those came after the fourth game of the year, so it seems like he made the adjustment there – although I would caution that there were several plays where a hold could have been called or was appealed for by a defender.

Bent
Bent moderator

Arguably though, it wasn't a big issue back then because even taking them into account he was grading out among the league's best.  It becomes an issue when coupled with inconsistent play as we saw last year (at least in the running game).

t__k
t__k

@Bent He was a drive killer last year

Bent
Bent moderator

@t__k @Bent


Was he though?  


Despite 14 penalties, he had only one accepted penalty in the last five games and only two occasions where he had back-to-back games with a penalty.


How many drives did his penalties actually force the Jets to punt or settle for a field goal?  Only eight, including only four over the last 11 games.


(Okay, yes, he was.)

jaym
jaym

Defense Sucks

@RichCimini

Geno Smith-led offense scores on 3 straight goal-line plays vs starting defense. Two runs by Ivory, one by Powell. Changing times? #nyj

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaym


Changing times?


Nope - just a sign that the Jets' best run defender is out injured (after they arguably let their second best run defender leave for the Giants).

williamg1
williamg1

Connor Hughes @Connor_J_Hughes

Jets come with an all-out blitz. Geno reads it and gets ball out right away to Owusu on slant. Bang-Bang play 


Who is this qb? And what have you done with Geno?

williamg1
williamg1

And another shooter in a movie theater. This time in TN.

williamg1
williamg1

Connor Hughes @Connor_J_Hughes

Either Chris Ivory has his hair tucked away, or he cut it. No dreads flopping out under his helmet #NYJ

Release Ivory immediately.