Cam Talbot
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Cam Talbot

Hometown:

Caledonia Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-07-05

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2005

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2010

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Cam Talbot started 21 of 30 games as a sophomore for the University of Alabama-Huntsville. He finished 2-16-3 with 1 shutout for a team that won just five games. Talbot played in 24 games and had a respectable 2.95 GAA and .907 save percentage for a Chargers' team that finished last in the CHA conference.

2009-10: Talbot made his pro debut in an April game with AHL Hartford following his junior season at Alabama-Huntsville. Talbot stopped 8 of 11 shots in relief of starter Matt Zaba in his only game with the Wolf Pack. The Rangers signed Talbot to a free agent, entry-level contract in March 2010 following an impressive post-season run by Alabama-Huntsville. After finishing third in the four-team CHA, the Chargers won the conference tournament with wins over Robert Morris and Niagara and Talbot was named CHA Tournament MVP after stopping 72 of 74 shots in two games. After a 1-0 shut-out win over Robert Morris Talbot had a 45-save effort in the Chargers' overtime win over Niagara. Talbot stopped 36 of 38 shots in the Chargers' 2-1 loss to highly-ranked Miami in the NCAA Midwest semifinal.

2010-11: Talbot spent his first pro season as a back-up with AHL Connecticut and appeared in two ECHL games with the Greenville Road Warriors. In 22 AHL games he was 11-11 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.84 GAA and .902 save percentage. Talbot made his only playoff appearance in Game 5 of the Whale's first-round series with Portland in relief of starter Dov Grumet-Morris and was charged with the loss after allowing 2 goals on 24 shots in 38 minutes of action. Talbot was 1-1 in two games with Greenville, stopping 58 of 63 shots.

2011-12: Talbot split the goaltending duties for Rangers' AHL affiliate Connecticut with Chad Johnson in his second pro season and started all nine games for the Whale in the playoffs. He appeared in 33 games (to Johnson's 49) and was 14-16 with 1 overtime loss and 4 shutouts; finishing with a 2.61 goals against and .913 save percentage. The Whale finished second in the Northeast Division and reached the second round of the playoffs. Talbot was 5-4 in the playoffs with 2 shutouts and had a 2.10 goals against and .939 save percentage. He was re-signed by the Rangers to a one-year contract in July, 2012.

2012-13: Talbot played in a career-high 55 games with the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Connecticut in his third pro season. He was 25-28-1 with two shutouts for the Whale and had a 2.63 goals against and .918 save percentage. Connecticut missed the AHL playoffs by two points despite finishing second in the Northeast Division. Talbot was re-signed by the Rangers to a two-year contract in February, 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

A big netminder with good lateral movement, a good glove, and who comes out well to challenge shooters.

 

Future

Talbot is playing for the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack in 2013-14.

 

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