G | 6' 4" | 196 lb | Age: 33 | Edmonton Oilers
Talbot, a Caledonia, Ontario, native, did not take a normal route from Canada to an NHL career.
When he made his League debut on Oct. 24, 2013, with the New York Rangers, Talbot became the second NHL player to come out of the University of Alabama-Huntsville (former Philadelphia Flyers forward Jared Ross was the first). He played three seasons for the Chargers, helping them win the College Hockey America championship in 2010 and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
The 6-foot-3, 193-pound goaltender signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on March 30, 2010 and spent the bulk of the next few seasons in the American Hockey League before playing 21 games for New York in 2013-14, when he backed up Henrik Lundqvist.
When Lundqvist was sidelined in February 2015, Talbot stepped in and played superbly, going 16-4-3 and helping to propel New York to an NHL-best 113 points that season.
Talbot's stretch of excellence caught the attention of the Edmonton Oilers, who traded three second-round draft picks to New York for him on June 27, 2015.
NOTES & TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, March 30, 2010.
Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 7th round pick (Ziyat Paigin) in 2015 NHL Draft for Edmonton's 7th round pick (Adam Huska) in 2015 NHL Draft, Montreal's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Washington - Washington selected Jonas Siegenthaler) in 2015 NHL Draft and Ottawa's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, NY Rangers selected Sergey Zborovskiy) in 2015 NHL Draft, June 27, 2015.
Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton for Anthony Stolarz, February 16, 2019.
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2019.