North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre has made a decision for his future career in hockey.
Guess what? The 22-year-old Minnesota man is ready to go pro with no less than the competitive Boston Bruins. We can definitely foresee a new contract signing with the Bruins this year. What a nice move for McIntrye!
According to Sportsnet hockey analyst Elliotte Friedman, the University of North Dakota goaltender will not return to school for his senior year and is instead ready to sign with the Bruins.
Actually, the Boston Bruins draft pick McIntyre will soon start negotiations with the NHL Club.
McIntyre, who played more minutes than any goalie in the nation last season, has spent his last three seasons at North Dakota appearing in 92 games for the Fighting Sioux, making an impressive 58-24-9 record, 2.16 goals against average and a .925 save percentage in his entire collegiate career. Moreover, the Boston Bruins selected him in the sixth round (165th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Luckily, Bruins are in need of a backup netminder in the fall because Niklas Svedberg is reportedly on his way to the KHL. So, McIntyre, the Mike Ritcher awardee, is expected to replace Svedberg and will likely be the goaltender for the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League this year.
Well, no surprise there. It is, after all, high time for the Most Outstanding Player of the West Regional in Fargo to turn pro this year, since he has an awesome track record in hockey.
No doubt, he will be a good asset to the Bruins.