New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Adam Huska on an entry-level contract.
Huska, 21, appeared in 69 collegiate games over three seasons with the University of Connecticut (2016-17 - 2018-19), posting a 20-38-8 record, along with a 2.90 GAA, a .908 SV%, and 2 SO. Huska made 30 or more saves in 27 of his 69 collegiate appearances (39.1% of his appearances), including 13 of his 21 appearances during his freshman year in 2016-17. He established NCAA career-bests in appearances (27) and GAA (2.59) during his sophomore year in 2017-18, as he allowed two goals or fewer in 17 of his 27 appearances during the season. In addition, Huska posted an NCAA career-best, .916 SV% during his freshman year with UConn in 2016-17, and he ranked ninth among NCAA freshmen goaltenders in SV% during the season.
The 6-4, 227-pounder played parts of two seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16) with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) prior to beginning his collegiate career. In his only full season in the USHL in 2015-16, Huska posted a 26-9-2 record, along with a 1.82 GAA, a .931 SV%, and 4 SO in 37 appearances. He was named the USHL Goaltender of the Year in 2015-16, as he led the league in both GAA and SV%.
Internationally, the Zvolen, Slovakia native has represented his country in several tournaments. Huska represented Slovakia at the IIHF World Junior Championship in both 2016 and 2017, as well as the IIHF U18 World Championship in both 2014 and 2015. In each of the last three international tournaments which he appeared (2015 IIHF U18 World Championship, 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship), Huska was named one of the Top Three Players on Slovakia.
Huska was selected by the Rangers in the seventh round, 184th overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.