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Thursday, 07.15.2004 / 7:50 PM ET / News
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\u2018CANES, GERBER AGREE TO TERMS ON TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

Goaltender posted top goals against average and save percentage in calendar year 2003

Martin Gerber
Goalie Martin Gerber was acquired in a trade with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on June 18.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 15, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Martin Gerber (MAR-tihn GUHR-buhr) on a two-year contract. As per club policy, no other terms were announced. The Hurricanes acquired Gerber from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on June 18 in exchange for defenseman Tomas Malec (MAL-ihtz) and Carolina’s third-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

“Martin was very effective during his time with Anaheim, and we look forward to him joining the Hurricanes,” said Rutherford. “His signing helps solidify the goaltending position going forward.”

Gerber, 29, posted an 11-12-4 record with a 2.26 goals-against average and a save percentage of .918 in 32 games with the Mighty Ducks in 2003-04. A native of Langnau, Switzerland, Gerber led all NHL goaltenders in goals-against average (1.77) and save percentage (.936) for the 2003 calendar year, the best marks in those two categories in a calendar year since Dominik Hasek recorded a 1.76 goals-against average and .943 save percentage for Buffalo in 1998. His save percentage in 2003 was the second-highest for a calendar year since 1990, and his GAA ranked third since 1990. Gerber (5’ 11’’, 195 lbs.) allowed two or fewer goals in 23 of his 32 regular-season appearances for Anaheim in 2003-04, including each of his final seven outings of the season.

An eighth-round selection of the Ducks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Gerber has played in 54 career NHL games with the Mighty Ducks, posting a record of 17-23-7, a goals-against average of 2.13 and a .923 save percentage. He made his NHL debut with the Ducks on Oct. 11, 2002, against Dallas, and earned his first NHL win on Oct. 20, 2002, against Colorado. Gerber, who earned his first career shutout by stopping 28 shots in a 4-0 victory against Carolina on Feb. 23, 2003, played in two playoff games during Anaheim’s run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2003. Prior to making the jump to North American hockey, Gerber played one season in the Swedish Elite League, posting a league-best 1.96 goals-against average and leading Farjestads to the league championship with a 1.64 goals-against average and two shutouts in 10 playoff games. He also played two seasons with SC Langnau of the Swiss National League and appeared in three games for Switzerland in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, posting a 1.51 goals-against average and two wins in the tournament.

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
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V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
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