27-Year-Old Goalie – Colorado Avalanche
Joe Cannata Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Avalanche in July of 2017.
Cannata was waived by the Avalanche on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Cannata played in 28 games with AHL Utica last season, posting a 2.83 GAA and a .907 save percentage. He went 12-12-1 on the year, failing to record a shutout. The 24-year is old is currently behind Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack, Jacob Markstrom and Joacim Eriksson on the Canucks’ depth chart, so the 2009 sixth-round draft pick will likely spend this upcoming season in the ECHL.
Cannata had his first extended appearance with Chicago of the AHL last season, finishing 6-6 with a 2.65 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 14 appearances. He received a surprise promotion from the Canucks prior to the playoffs due to an injury to Corey Schneider. While he might have served as the Canucks’ backup netminder during the 2012-13 playoffs, Cannata appears to be third in line behind Eddie Lack and Joacim Eriksson for the role to back up Roberto Luongo this upcoming season. Unless he makes significant strides this year, Cannata’s long-term upside is likely that of a backup goaltender at the NHL level. For now, expect him to spend lots of time in the AHL.