PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday signed goaltender Darren Jensen, the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in the International Hockey League last season, to a multi-year contract.
Jensen, 23, posted a 40-12-3 record with a league-best 2.92 goals-against average for the Fort Wayne Komets.
'Darren has to be considered one of the finest young goalies in the minor leagues,' assistant general manager Gary Darling said. 'His outstanding play in the nets for Fort Wayne this past season gives us every indication that he could have a great future in the NHL.'
Jensen originally was drafted in the fifth round of the 1980 draft by theHartford Whalers. He failed to sign with the Whalers last summer and caught on with Fort Wayne as a free agent.
A native of Creston, B.C., Jensen attended the University of North Dakota, where he led his team to two NCAA hockey championships. He was named all-tournament goalie in the 1983 NCAA tournament.