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Canadiens sign goaltender Sanford

Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of goaltender Curtis Sanford to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2009-2010 season.

Sanford, 29, competed in 35 games over the past two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks compiling a record of 11-11-1 along with a 2.69 goals-against average a .903 save percentage and one shutout.

The 5-foot-10, 187-pound netminder also played in 16 regular season games with the Manitoba Moose in 2008-2009 earning a 7-3-3 record, a 1.73 goals-against average, two shutouts and a .936 save percentage.

Since 2002-2003, the native of Owen Sound, Ontario has a record of 37-37-16 with a .901 save percentage, five shutouts and a 2.76 goals-against average in 108 regular-season NHL games with St. Louis and Vancouver.

In 172 regular season AHL games with Worcester, Peoria, and Manitoba, Sanford has a record of 77-65-17, a 2.38 goals-against average, 14 shutouts and a .915 save percentage.