BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 23, that the team has assigned goaltender Zane McIntyre to the Providence Bruins. McIntyre was previously recalled to Boston on an emergency basis on Saturday, October 22, and dressed as a backup for the team's game vs. Montreal.
McIntyre, 24, has appeared in three games for Providence in 2016-17, compiling a 1-0-0 record and currently leads the AHL in goals against average (0.44) and save percentage (.977).
McIntyre played his first professional season with Providence in 2015-16, recording a 14-8-7 record with a 2.68 goals against average and .898 save percentage in 31 games. He had a six-game point streak (4-0-2) and allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his 28 complete games.
Prior to joining the organization, the 6-foot-2, 206-pound netminder played three seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota and finished as the school's all-time leader in goals against average and save percentage and tied for third in wins. McIntyre was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top college player in 2014-15 when he won the Mike Richter Award as the outstanding goaltender in Division I men's hockey and was named the NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player, NCHC Goaltender of the Year and to the First All-NCHC Team. He also helped lead North Dakota to the Frozen Four in each of his final two seasons.
The Thief River Falls, Minnesota native was originally selected by Boston in the sixth round (165 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.