Habs ink goalie Sanford

The Montreal Canadiens signed goalie Curtis Sanford to a one-year contract on Monday.

The Montreal Canadiens' off-season makeover continues.

The Habs signed goalie Curtis Sanford to a one-year contract on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sanford went 11-11-1 with a 2.69 goals-against average with the Vancouver Canucks last season, putting up a .903 save percentage and one shutout in 35 regular-season games.

The 29-year-old also played 16 games with the AHL's Manitoba Moose, where he went 7-3-3 and posted a 1.73 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.

Sanford made $600,000 last year with Vancouver.

He has a 37-37-16 record with a 2.76 goals-against average in 108 career regular-season games with the Canucks and St. Louis Blues.

The goaltender joins a revamped Canadiens team that has already acquired centre Scott Gomez through trade, and through free agency have added forwards Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta, and defencemen Jaroslav Spacek and Hall Gill.

With files from The Associated Press