Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 23, that goaltender Zane McIntyre has indicated he will sign a two-year entry-level contract with the Bruins.
"The Bruins are very excited to have Zane as a part of our organization,” said Sweeney. “He had a tremendous career at North Dakota and while it was a difficult decision for him to leave, we all feel he is ready to start his pro development and that he will be an NHL goalie."
In 42 regular season games played for University of North Dakota this season, the 22-year-old goaltender posted a 29-10-3 record (led the NCAA in wins) along with a 2.05 goals against average and .929 save percentage. McIntyre’s 29 wins this season ties him for the second most in UND single-season history and he helped lead the team to the 2015 Frozen Four.
McIntyre played three seasons with the University of North Dakota amassing a 58-24-9 record, which ties him for the UND’s all-time record in career wins. He also holds UND’s all-time record in career goals against average (2.08) and save percentage (.927).
On April 10, 2015, McIntyre was selected as the recipient of the Mike Richter Award, annually given to the most outstanding goaltender in Division I NCAA men’s ice hockey and was also named one of three finalists for this year’s Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Other honors this season included winning the NCHC Goaltender of the year, earning All-NCHC First Team and Academic All-NCHC Team honors and being named NCHC Goaltender of the Week on four occasions.
Prior to North Dakota, McIntyre played for two seasons with the Fargo Force of the USHL, earning a combined 40-24-4 record with a 2.22 GAA and .917 save percentage with nine shutouts. The netminder was named the Co-Goaltender of the Year during the 2011-12 campaign. Before joining Fargo, McIntyre was named the winner of the 2010 Frank Brimsek Award, which is awarded to the top senior goaltender in Minnesota High School Hockey.
McIntyre has also participated in the last five Boston Bruins Development Camps.
The 6’2’’, 206-pound Thief River Falls, Minn. native was drafted by Boston in the sixth round (165th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.