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Blackhawks sign goalie Caron

The Chicago Blackhawks, parent club of the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals, on Tuesday announced the signing of signed goaltender Sebastien Caron to a one-year contract.

Caron, 26, appeared in 26 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, posting a record of 8-9-5 with a .881 save percentage and a 3.98 goals-against average. He also appeared in six games with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, posting a 3-3-0 record with a 1.18 goals-against average and two shutouts.

In 123 career AHL games, all with Wilkes-Barre, Caron owns a record of 48-56-16 with 10 shutouts, a 2.99 GAA and a .903 save percentage.

Caron is also 24-47-12 in 90 career NHL contests, all with Pittsburgh. He was originally a third-round draft pick by the Penguins in 1999.