Former Princeton goaltender Mike Condon has signed the maximum entry level contract with the Montreal Canadiens, according to a source. A formal announcement is expected later today. Following his senior season, the Needham, Mass. native played for the Houston Aeros in the American Hockey League. The Aeros are the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.
Condon played very well for the Aeros, going 3-0-0 in five regular season games with a 2.39 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. He also played in three games for the team during the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The former Belmont Hill product was 8-11-4 with a 2.48 goals against average and a .923 save percentage in his final year at Princeton. Condon improved tremendously over his last two seasons in the ECAC under new head coach Bob Prier and assistant coach Greg Gardner, a former standout goaltender at Niagara.
Four former Princeton players skated in the National Hockey League during the 2012-13 season, including two with the New York Rangers. Jeff Halpern and Darroll Powe called Madison Square Garden their home rink this season. George Parros played for the Florida Panthers and Kevin Westgarth played for the Carolina Huricanes.
Princeton returns their top three scorers including Andrew Calof who tallied 14 goals and 24 assists in 31 games played this season.