FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, April 15, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Hunter Miska to an entry-level contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Hunter to an entry level contract," said Chayka. "Hunter was one of the top goalies in the NCAA last year and he was highly coveted by numerous NHL teams. We are excited to have him join our organization and look forward to watching him develop."
The 21-year-old Miska posted a 27-5-5 record with a .920 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.20 goals against average (GAA) with five shutouts for University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC). The 6-foot-1, 172-pound goaltender helped lead the University of Minnesota-Duluth to the Frozen Four Championship game before falling 3-2 to the University of Denver. Miska was named as a finalist for the Mike Richter award, given annually to the goaltender voted to be the most outstanding in Division I NCAA hockey during the regular season.
Last season, the North Branch, MN native registered a 32-13-1 record with a .913 SV% and 2.46 GAA with the Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL).