Future Watch: Mike Condon Hockey Rookie Cards, Montreal Canadiens – Mike Condon was a very good butterfly goalie who played for Princeton University for 4 years. During that time he was skipped over in the draft and never made the postseason. He had very little fanfare. Then after a few ECHL and AHL stints, some included playoff action, he was signed by the Montreal Canadiens. After 48 stellar games in Hamilton last year, a 2.44 GAA and a .921 save percentage he had the inside track to become the Habs backup goalie.
He was good being second fiddle to Carey Price but when the Canadiens #1 goalie, and maybe the best goalie in the NHL started to have injury problems he started to get more and more starts. Now he’s their starting goaltender until further notice he’s had a pretty good run. Way better than many scouts thought when they watched him play his college home games in central New Jersey.
Born in Holliston, MA he now is the leading candidate to be the starting goalie for the 2016 Winter Classic which will be played in Gillette Stadium, in his home state with the world watching as he plays against the Bruins on New Year’s Day.
So far this season he’s 9-6 with a .911 save percentage and he’s keeping the Canadiens in the race while they fight through injuries.
Condon’s only NHL licensed hockey card is his Young Guns rookie card from 2015 Upper Deck Hockey Series 1. In an already stacked release he now adds to it. Let’s face it, any Canadiens rookie, 25 or not, gets a lot of attention in the hobby.
Here’s a cool feature on Condon:
This might be one of the saves of the year:
Condon was good everywhere he’s been but he never got that chance. Right now it’s happening for him.