The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year, two-way contract.
McElhinney will earn $750,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
McElhinney, 29, went 10-13-0 with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 25 AHL games with Portland last season. He also made two NHL appearances with Phoenix (1-0-0, 1.67, .944).
McElhinney has appeared in 69 career NHL games with Calgary, Anaheim, Ottawa and Phoenix, compiling a 19-26-4 record with a 3.09 GAA, an .899 save percentage and two shutouts.
A native of London, Ont., McElhinney has appeared in 156 AHL games with Omaha, Quad City and Portland and has posted a 74-62-5 record with a 2.39 GAA, .904 save percentage and 13 shutouts. He was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team in 2007.