David Shantz (G)
Acquried: Florida Panthers’ second-round pick (37th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Last Season: Split the season between Rochester and the Elmira Jackals/Dayton Bombers of the ECHL...Finished third season in Rochester, posting a 3-6-2 record with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage...Made seven consecutive starts from 3/28 to 4/11...Posted his first career AHL shutout, his first of the season, in a 30-save effort against Syracuse on 4/10 to earn first star honors...Made 42 saves against Binghamton on 4/03 to pick up his first win of the season and earn second star honors...Made a season-high 50 saves at Binghamton on 3/28 to earn first star honors...Was reassigned to the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) by the Panthers on 12/16...Made 30 saves in his season debut at Hamilton on 11/16...Was reassigned to the Amerks by the Florida Panthers (NHL) from the Dayton Bombers (ECHL) on 11/11...Reassigned to the Dayton Bombers (ECHL) on 10/07
2007-2008: Made 334 saves while going 1-10-1 in 14 games with the Amerks...Played 20 games with the Florida Everblades (ECHL), registering 514 saves and boasting a record of 11-5-3...Made 31 saves against Rockford on 11/16 to record first win of the season...Recorded 39 saves in Rochester 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago on 11/11 to earn first star honors...Received his first NHL recall from the Florida Panthers (NHL) on 10/18...Made 18 saves in his first start of the season against Hamilton on 10/07
2006-2007: Made 66 saves and posted a 1-1-0 record in two games with Rochester...Made his second consecutive start as a professional on 3/31...Picked up his first AHL win on 3/30 against Toronto in his first start as an Amerk netminder...Appeared in 25 games with Florida (ECHL) and earned a 13-7-1 record
2005-2006: Guided Peterborough to the Ontario Hockey League title and a berth in the Memorial Cup...He played in four Memorial Cup contests, going 1-3 with a .906 save percentage, as well as all 19 games for Peterborough during the OHL playoffs, posting a 16-3 mark with a 2.61 GAA...He was named the OHL’s Goaltender of the Week for the week ending 4/09, after posting a pair of wins to help the Petes jump out to a 2-0 series lead in the OHL Eastern Conference Semifinals over the Sudbury Wolves...Had 35 saves in Game One in a 3-1 win and recorded 29 saves in a 6-1 win in Game Two
2004-2005: Competed his second season with Mississauga (OHL)...He was the first OHL goaltender selected in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft