Marc Bergevin announced this morning that goalie Mike Condon had signed a two-year contract extension, running through to the 2016-17 season.
Condon found his game in the ECHL last season with the Wheeling Nailers. He posted a 23-12-4 record, along with a .931 save percentage. That was enough to earn him the backup spot with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season.
In 26 games with the Bulldogs this year Condon has 14 wins, 9 losses and 3 overtime losses. He's produced a sparkling .931 save percentage, as well as two shutouts, which has led him to take over the starting job over veteran Joey MacDonald, who has 7-7-3 record and a significantly lower .902 save percentage.
Condon was originally signed as a free agent in 2013, although no one expected him to evolve into anything more than extra insurance in Montreal's goalie depth department. His ascension to the starter role in Hamilton has been fast and very impressive.