Hunter Miska

by Keith Duggan on November 14, 2017





Hunter Miska, G

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 172

Born: 1995-7-07

Hometown:  North Branch, MN

Drafted: Signed as a FA - Arizona Coyotes 2017








November 2017- It's been an impressive start to Miska's first pro season in the AHL. The young goalie holds a perfect record at 5-0, and has posted fantastic numbers in his last five starts, .929 SV% with a 1.76 GAA. He's had to split time in net for Tucson with Adin Hill and Marek Langhamer but Miska's earning more starts with his stellar play. Keith Duggan

April 2017- The Coyotes added some depth to the goalie position signing Hunter Miska to an entry-level contract a week after he ended an impressive freshman season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Miska posted a 27-5-5 record with five shutouts, a .920 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average for Duluth, which reached the NCAA title game where it lost 3-2, to the University of Denver. He was one of five finalists for the 2016-17 Mike Richter Award, which is given annually to the NCAA’s best goalie. Miska was the only freshman among the finalists. A late bloomer, he played forward up until high school when his team needed goalies and ended up switching positions, becoming a natural between the pipes. From there it was a quick rise up the ranks, joining the US National Team Development Program at 16 years old, earning an invitation due to his tremendous athleticism and potential upside, spending two seasons with the program. Then on to two seasons in the BCHL for the Penticton Vees and a year in the USHL putting up strong numbers for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. With Adin Hill and Marek Langhamer likely splitting duties in the AHL again next season, Miska probably starts the year in the ECHL. Keith Duggan

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Miska could be a sleeper as he has established himself as a solid goalie very quickly, putting up excellent numbers in one season of college.




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