Stratford native Drew MacIntyre signed Tuesday with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The goalie had spent the past two seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.
MacIntyre signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on the first day of NHL free agency.
He will make $600,000 in the NHL or $250,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL), with a guarantee of at least $300,000.
“Drew had a strong season last year and provides veteran depth for our organization in net,” said Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis, a Hockey Hall of Fame member.
Carolina has goalies Anton Khudobin and Cam Ward under contract for the upcoming season as well.
MacIntyre, 31, was 29-15-3 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 48 regular season games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2013-14. The six-foot-one, 190-pound goalie was 10-4 with a 2.08 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in 14 Calder Cup playoff games for the Marlies, helping Toronto reach the Western Conference Final before falling to eventual Calder Cup champion Texas in seven games.
He also appeared in two NHL games for the Maple Leafs, including his first NHL start, going 0-1-0 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.
MacIntyre has played six NHL games with Vancouver, Buffalo and Toronto.