We’re reaching some new territory here with the obscure former Boston Bruins. After doing plenty of forwards, most recently Ondrej Kase, and defensemen, most recently Jarred Tinordi, we’ll hit a goalie today. That goalie is Zane McIntyre.
Zane McIntyre was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, with McIntyre then starting his college career at the University of North Dakota. Following his junior season at North Dakota, McIntyre signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Bruins.
Early in the 2016-2017 season, McIntyre made his NHL debut with the Bruins during a 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild, allowing two goals while making 15 saves. The day after, McIntyre got the start against the New York Rangers, making 26 saves while allowing five goals in a loss.
Across that season, McIntyre appeared in eight games and started three, going 0-4-1 overall. He had a 3.97 GAA and .858 save percentage. He spent most of the season with the Providence Bruins. He also spent the entire 2017-2018 season and 2018-2019 season with the P-Bruins.
So far, the eight games in 2016-2017 have been the only NHL games McIntyre has played in. He has since bounced around the AHL playing for the Utica Comets, Binghamton Devils, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Tucson Roadrunners, and Iowa Wild. In addition to his time in the AHL, he also played for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League.
In his AHL career, McIntyre has played in eight seasons with six affiliates, including the P-Bruins. He has a 149-83-33 record, notching a .910 save percentage, 2.55 GAA, and 19 shutouts in 276 games, also picking up six assists.
In the playoffs in the AHL, McIntyre has an 8-11 record with a 2.79 GAA and .895 save percentage, recording two assists on the scoresheet in 21 games. All of those came with Providence.
This offseason, McIntyre signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild to stick around. With Marc-Andre Fleury and Filip Gustavsson entrenched as NHL regulars, it figures to be another year with the Iowa Wild for McIntyre. Hopefully he’ll get some more NHL games this season.