Surrey's Laurent Brossoit

Surrey's Laurent Brossoit

Flames sign Cloverdale’s Brossoit

Edmonton Oil Kings netminder inks three-year contract with NHL team

In the same week he was named the Canadian Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Week, Cloverdale’s Laurent Brossoit signed a National Hockey League (NHL) contract.

Brossoit, 20, signed a three-year contract with the Calgary Flames last week.

Selected by the Flames in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Brossoit is having an outstanding playoff season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He has a 0.85 goals-against average (GAA), a .966 save-percentage and three shutouts in eight games played, leading the league in all three categories.

In his third full-season with the Oil Kings, Brossoit had the third-lowest GAA at 2.25, was sixth in save percentage at .917 and was seventh on both wins (33) and shutouts (five).

The Oil Kings are looking for a second trip to the Memorial Cup in as many seasons, and lead the Red Deer Rebels 3-0 in a WHL best-of-seven quarterfinal series.