UMass-Lowell Goalie Kevin Boyle Signs With Ducks
UMass-Lowell River Hawks number one Kevin Boyle is set to join the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year, entry level deal the organisation has announced.
Per Anaheim’s club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Boyle went 24-10-5 for the River Hawks this season, posting a .934 save percentage and 1.83 goals-against average and was named as the Hockey East Goaltender of the Year as Umass-Lowell finished joint fourth in the Hockey East conference.
He also established a single-season school record for shutouts (7) and broke current Anaheim Goaltending Consultant Dwayne Roloson’s school record for minutes played, setting a new bench mark of 2,363 minutes to eclipse Roloson’s 1993-94 total of 2,342.
Boyle spent his freshman and sophmore years with UMass-Amherst Minutemen before moving to UMass-Lowell in 2014. He did not play at all during the 2013-14 season and assembled a 58-36-17 during his collegiate career.
With Anton Khudobin looking likely to move to the KHL next season and Dustin Tokarski set to become a restricted free agent this summer, there may be an opportunity for Boyle to try and secure a larger role with the organisation moving forward – particularly as 20-year-old Garrett Metcalf, who will enroll at UMass-Lowell next year, is still some way off being ready for pro hockey.
As things stand, Anaheim only have John Gibson and Matt Hackett under contract for next season, with Frederik Andersen’s future also the subject of debate as he heads for restricted free agency.