ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced that they have claimed goaltender Mike Zacharias off waivers.
Zacharias, 25, spent his first professional season (2009-10) with the Reign last year, appearing in 24 games and finishing the season with one assist, a record of 10-6-3, a .894 save percentage, and a goals-against average of 3.28. The Plymouth, Minnesota native started the 2010-11 season with Ontario, but was traded to the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) before appearing in any games with the club. Zacharias played in 20 games with the Steelheads this season, earning a 7-7-2-3 record and recording a 2.73 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
Prior to joining the Reign, the net minder spent four seasons with Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he was named MVP during his junior and senior seasons, with a career record of 45-39-16. In 102 games and 6,056 minutes with the Mavericks, Zacharias set school career records with a .910 save percentage and 2.71 goals against-average and registered five assists.