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Avalanche Signs Hunter Miska

Goaltender signs with Colorado through remainder of 2019-20 season

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Hunter Miska to a one-year contract through the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Miska will remain with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League.

Miska, 24, has appeared in 19 games with the Eagles this season, posting an 11-4-3 record and 2.45 goals-against average. Miska's .925 save percentage is tied for fourth among all AHL netminders this year. The Stacy, Minnesota, native has also suited up in three contests with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, recording a 1.62 goals-against average and .947 save percentage.

Miska has a 43-21-7 record in 80 career AHL contests with the Tucson Roadrunners and the Eagles and has recorded a 2.72 goals-against average, a .906 save percentage and two shutouts. He's played in one NHL contest, making his league debut with the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 13, 2018 at Detroit.

Prior to turning pro, Miska played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2011-13. From 2013-15, the 6-foot-1, 174-pound netminder suited up for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. In 2014-15, he recorded a 1.88 goals-against average and .931 save percentage in 46 regular-season contests and a 2.29 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in 21 postseason outings to help Penticton capture the Fred Page Cup as league champions.

Miska played one season with the United States Hockey League's Dubuque Fighting Saints (2015-16) and one campaign with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2016-17), where he went 27-5-4 to lead the Bulldogs to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship and to the NCAA National Championship game.

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