25-Year-Old Goalie – Arizona Coyotes
Louis Domingue Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract extension with the Coyotes in June of 2016.
Domingue will start Wednesday's clash against the Ducks and is expected to play the first half of the game.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Domingue was pressed into duty with Mike Smithís lower-body injury last year, registering a mediocre 15-18-5 record to the tune of a .912 save percentage and 2.75 GAA. That wasnít enough to unseat Smith once he returned, but the 24-year-old proved he could contend in the big leagues, even with an unproven (and underperforming) defensive front. Now in his third season, itíll be interesting to see whether the 2010 fifth-round pick can push for a starterís role. Smith is aging, but he made a strong return last year and the Arizona blue line has been bolstered for this season. If the veteran is injured or ineffective, though, Domingue will get his shot and could mesh well with a youthful roster thatís looking to win now.
Domingue played most of last season with AHL Portland, posting a 2.68 GAA and .908 save percentage in 20 games. He would land with Arizona after Devan Dubnyk was dealt to the Wild, finishing with similar numbers (2.73 GAA, .911 save percentage) while playing behind one of the league's worst squads. After the Coyotes brought Anders Lindback in town to back up Mike Smith this season while offering Domingue nothing more than a two-way contract, Domingue opted to play in Europe for the coming season. The Coyotes retain his rights for the next four years.
Domingue posted a 2.61 GAA and .914 save percentage to go along with a 23-8-4 record last year with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. The 20-year-old is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his very young career.
Domingue, a fifth-round draft pick in 2010, played 57 games for the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL last season, posting a 2.65-GAA and 0.898 save percentage. At 19, Domingue has plenty of time to improve, but he won't be near any NHL rosters this season.