The New Jersey Devils today signed goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to a three-year entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Blackwood, 19, was selected by New Jersey in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Now in his third season with Barrie (OHL), Blackwood leads the league in save-percentage (.932), is second with a 2.36 goals-against average and is tied for fifth with 16 wins in 24 appearances for the Colts. He was named the OHL's Goaltender of the Month for November, going 8-2-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage with one shutout in ten games. The native of Thunder Bay, Ontario was one of three goaltenders named to Team Canada's roster for the World Junior Championships, which are currently underway in Helsinki, Finland.
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