New York Rangers‘ 6th round pick in the 2013 draft (#170 overall) rookie goalie Mackenzie Skapski(70) had been playing well for minor league affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack earning him a first recall to the parent club.
In his first NHL game he saved 24 of 25 shots in the 3-1 victory, which gives him a 1.00 GAA and .960 SV%, quite literally a very good start.
The 6’3″ 198 lbs. net minder has a 12-7-3 record in 24 AHL games with a 2.38 GAA and .916 SV%.
In three years of juniors with Kootenay Ice, he consistently put up better numbers each season and was a workhorse playing 65 then 53 games in his last two campaigns.
The 20-year is signed to a three year entry level deal so has plenty of time continue his development but no doubt now that he’s had a taste of the big league it will be tough to go back to riding buses.