Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Jake Kielly to a two-year entry-level contract.
"Jake has had an outstanding collegiate career at Clarkson," said Benning. "We're excited to have him join our organization as he'll add further depth to the goaltending position."
Kielly, 22, started in 39 games for the Clarkson University Golden Knights, posting a record of 26-11-2 along with a .929 save percentage and 1.91 GAA. His win total ranks second in the nation, his five shutouts on the season ranks tied for fifth, his GAA ranks fifth (min. 30 GP) and his save percentage ranks fourth (min. 30 GP). The 6-2, 201-pound goaltender is a finalist for the 2019 Mike Richter Award, awarded annually to the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men's hockey and is the Clarkson Hobey Baker nominee. He was also recently named a member of the ECAC All-Conference Second Team and was a finalist for the ECAC Goaltender of the Year Award.
In three seasons with Clarkson, the Eden Prairie, MN, native has posted a record of 64-37-13, which ranks fifth in the school's all-time wins list. Kielly also leads all active NCAA goaltenders in career shutouts with 16. Prior to his collegiate career, Kielly appeared in 37 regular season games and 11 playoff games for the USHL Tri-City Storm in 2015.16, helping lead the team to the Clark Cup Championship.