BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed goaltender Frederic Cloutier. The Mississippi Sea Wolves are the ECHL affiliate of the Sound Tigers of the AHL and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
In 2004-05, the 24-year-old Cloutier helped Pensacola win the Brabham Cup and set several team records while being named Second Team All-ECHL and finishing second in voting for ECHL Goaltender of the Year. He was 32-12-3 with five shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.37 and a save percentage of .928.
As a rookie in 2001-02, Cloutier was named ECHL Rookie of the Year and ECHL Goaltender of the Year and became the first goaltender to be named ECHL Most Valuable Player. He was also named First Team All-ECHL and to the ECHL All-Rookie team in 2001-02 after setting league records for goals-against average (1.84) and save percentage (.945). He was named as a starter in the ECHL All-Star Game in 2002 and 2004 and was selected by The Hockey News as the top goaltender in the ECHL in the publication’s March 15 issue that focuses on goaltenders.