The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-1, 200-lb goaltender Alex Lyon to an entry-level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Lyon, 23 (12/9/1992), recently completed his third season at Yale University. He posted a record of 19-8-4 with a 1.64 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage, along with five shutouts, to help Yale reach the 2016 NCAA East Regional after a second-place finish in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). Lyon led the ECAC in goals-against average and save percentage for the second year in a row, while finishing third in win percentage.
Also for the second consecutive year, Lyon is a finalist for the 2016 Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. The award will be presented this Friday at the Frozen Four in Tampa. Lyon was also a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's most outstanding player.
A native of Baudette, MN, Lyon started all but one game this season for Yale and was a three-time ECAC Goalie of the Week and two-time ECAC Goalie of the Month. His career goals-against average (1.88), save percentage (.931), wins (50) and shutouts (15) are all school records.
The Flyers visit Detroit at 8PM tomorrow night before returning home to host Toronto on Thursday at 7PM and Pittsburgh on Saturday at 3PM. Tickets for the final two home games are available by calling 215-218-PUCK or visiting PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.