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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- After trading the face of the franchise, Marc-Andre Fleury to Chicago, Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon said the team would be looking to add a quality backup netminder.

Not even an hour into the free agency window on Wednesday, the Golden Knights found a partner for starter Robin Lehner.

The Golden Knights signed former Winnipeg Jets backup, Laurent Brossoit to a two year deal with an AAV of $2.325.

Over the course of three seasons in Winnipeg, Brossoit appeared in 54 games winning 25 of them, sporting a .913 save percentage.

"He was looking for a little more opportunity which I think he will get here, but he is a player that we have really high regard for," explained Golden Knights General Manager, Kelly McCrimmon. "Our goaltending coach Mike Rosatti really has a lot of value for the player, as do our pro staff, so that is the player we selected in free agency."

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