Zane McIntyre going pro, wants to play for Boston Bruins


Yesterday, Causeway Crowd discussed potential players that could replace Niklas Svedberg as the new number two goaltender in Boston. With Svedberg playing next year in the KHL, the B’s were going to have to look to Providence to find the right player that could back up Tuukka Rask. Zane McIntyre was suggested as the dark horse candidate, but it’s looking a little more likely that he could surprise us all and get the number two slot.

The Bruins chose Zane McIntyre in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. McIntyre was originally planning to finish his senior year at North Dakota but now has appeared to have changed his mind and wants a chance to play for the Bruins organization.

McIntyre helped lead his team to the Frozen Four this year while playing for the university of North Dakota. He won the Mike Richter Award for being the best goalie in college hockey and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker. He an exciting young player to watch, and has great instincts for the net and excellent puck handling skills. He played in forty-two games last season and went 29-9-3. He earned a .931 save percentage and an even two goals against average.

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    Now all the Bruins have to do is sign him.

    This should be a no-brainer for the folks over at Delaware North. He’s the kind of player that would bring in fans. He takes his fans to their senior prom. He even changed his name to honor his mother and grandmother.

    McIntyre is one of the best goalies playing the game (that isn’t committed to the NHL or the AHL). He has the skill set to help either Bruins team excel. If he goes to Providence, he could see himself getting considerable ice time as he and (likely Malcolm Subban) share goaltending duties there. He might even pass Jeremy Smith (currently the #1 contender on paper) for the back job in Boston.

    The Bruins want him to play in Boston,  Zane McIntyre wants to play in Boston, and a lot of fans want to see what he can do in Boston. Now it’s up to Cam Neely to flex those presidential muscles and get him signed to a contract with the Bruins.

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