Hunter Miska

Arizona Coyotes
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Fantasy Summary

Miska could be a sleeper as he has established himself as a solid goalie very quickly.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 7, 1995
Height 6‘1”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

November 2018- With Antti Raanta hurt along with Adin Hill day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Miska has been recalled to the Coyotes. Darcy Kuemper is expected to get most of the starts with Raanta out but with his play up and down it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Miska possibly see some time between the pipes for the Coyotes. While his stats haven’t been great with Tucson((3-3 record, 3.11 GAA, .901 SV%), Miska’s been solid for them so far this season. Keith Duggan

August 2018- Miska spent his first pro season splitting the campaign with Adin Hill in Tucson. He played 36 of 68 games for Tucson, posting a .901 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average. His 22 wins were second among rookie goalies in the AHL. Miska was excellent on the road, posting a 13-3-0 record in opposing buildings, and perfect in overtime, leading Tucson to a 7-0 record in games that extended past regulation and into three-on-three sudden death. While Hill took over in the playoff’s, Miska pushed him throughout the year and stole starts from Marek Langhamer to the point where he left for the Czech League. Going into 2018-19, Miska is expected to split starts with Hill once again. Keith Duggan

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 North Branch High USHS-MN 22 3.85 .886 | Playoffs 2 8.50 .866
 2010-2011 North Branch High USHS-MN 25 4.50 .895 | Playoffs 1 7.00 .889
 2011-2012 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 3.59 .854 | Playoffs 2 6.06 .824
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 41 3.22 .869 |        
  USA U17 WHC-17 4 2.41 .879 |        
 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 13 3.06 .881 |        
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 8 3.55 .881 |        
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 18 2.86 .857 |        
  USA U18 WJC-18 0 - - |        
 2013-2014 Penticton Vees BCHL 34 2.26 .915 | Playoffs 6 3.38 .866
 2014-2015 Penticton Vees BCHL 46 1.88 .931 | Playoffs 20 2.25 .925
  Penticton Vees Western Canada Cup 5 1.99 .932 |        
  Penticton Vees RBC Cup 5 1.85 .922 |        
 2015-2016 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 46 2.46 .913 | Playoffs 12 2.24 .921
 2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 39 2.20 .920 |        
 2017-2018 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 36 2.63 .901 |        
 2018-2019 Arizona Coyotes NHL 1 3.33 .889 |        
  Tucson Roadrunners AHL 19 3.11 .897 |        

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