Roberto Luongo is 37, the oldest starting goalie in the NHL. Al Montoya is a free agent, who wasn’t expected to be back. And that’s why the Florida Panthers just signed James Reimer to a five-year, $17 million contract. Reimer, 28, split last season between Toronto and San Jose. He finished with a .922 save percentage in 40 appearances. So expect Luongo to start fewer games next season. He started 60 in 2015-16, and that’s a lot for a goalie his age. The Panthers have also reportedly signed Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault to two-year deals.
David Perron is going back to St. Louis. He’s signed a two-year deal with a reported cap hit of $3.75 million. The Blues drafted Perron in 2007. He spent a number of seasons with them before he was traded to the Oilers. He’s since played for the Penguins and Ducks. The Montreal Canadiens were reportedly interested in Perron, but they’ve reportedly signed Alexander Radulov. In January, Perron was traded for the third time in his career. He went from Pittsburgh, where he struggled early this season, to Anaheim, where he got the “change of scenery” he apparently needed and scored an impressive eight goals in 28 games. “He’s still a young guy,” said Ducks GM Bob Murray at the time of the acquisition.