Understandably overshadowed by the 'Florida Panthers future in goal' Jacob Markstrom, two goaltenders in the organization, Tyler Plante and DU Alum Marc Cheverie each have an important role to fill in the near future.
After two dominant years with the University of Denver of the WCHA, Cheverie signed with the Panthers in April of 2010 with a two year Entry-Level Contract. A huge steal in the 2006 Entry Draft, Cheverie was drafted 193rd overall by then-GM Randy Sexton. Cheverie has found himself awarded the WCHA Player of the Year as well as a Hobey Baker award finalist. Since leaving DU, Cheverie played in 30 games with the Cincinnati Cyclones and 15 games with the Rochester Americans, going 2-7-1 with a 3.91 GAA and .888 SV%. Don't let these numbers fool you though, Cheverie was called up after Markstrom went down on a horrible Rochester squad.
Why Cheverie will be resigned: As with Tyler Plante, there really isn't much of a reason not to resign Marc Cheverie. With Alexander Salak traded, Cheverie could be the best goalie in the system behind Markstrom, he's just farther down the road. Cheverie would be the likely fill in if a back-up is needed with the Panthers' AHL affiliate next season, but if not he will assuredly stay with the Cyclones. If Cheverie is resigned, expect a sizable pay-cut from the nearly 1 million cap hit he has now. Unlike Plante, Cheverie might be pursued by other teams being a more attractive RFA, but even then I doubt any team will go too high for Tallon to counter.