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Panthers, Spencer Knight agree to three-year extension

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SUNRISE, FL – APRIL 5: Goaltender Spencer Knight #30 of the Florida Panthers defends the net against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the FLA Live Arena on April 5, 2022 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Panthers have locked up goaltender Spencer Knight to a three-year extension, the team announced.

The 21-year-old went 19-9-3 in net last season with a .908 save percentage in 32 games.

His 19 wins were the most by a rookie goaltender in franchise history. He also recorded his first two NHL shutouts, joining Roberto Luongo as the only rookie goaltenders in club history to post multiple shutouts in a season.

“Spencer is a phenomenal goaltender, as well as an exceptional athlete and person,” said Panthers GM Bill Zito. “He has thrived in his professional career, dedicating himself to his training through his first two seasons with our organization. With this extension, we are excited about the present and future of Panthers goaltending.”

In two seasons with the team, Knight has appeared in 36 regular season games with Florida, owning a 23-9-3 record, .909 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average. He also started two playoff games in 2021 against Tampa Bay.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.