Coyotes Sign Madsen to Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract
Goalie Merrick Madsen is playing for Harvard this seasonby Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Merrick Madsen to a two-year entry-level contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"Merrick is a big, skilled, athletic goaltender," said Chayka. "We're pleased with his development and excited to have him signed."
The 22-year-old Madsen has posted a 10-10-3 record with a .918 save percentage (SV%), a 2.27 goals against average (GAA) and has three shutouts in 24 games with Harvard University. Madsen has the sixth-best SV% and the fifth-lowest GAA in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound native of Preston, ID has a career record of 56-23-8 with a .924 SV%, 2.12 GAA and 10 shutouts in 91 career games for Harvard.
Madsen was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (162nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.