Hunter Miska

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Hunter Miska
Born (1995-07-07) July 7, 1995 (age 23)
Stacy, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Arizona Coyotes
Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2017–present

Hunter Miska (born July 7, 1995) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Miska played junior hockey in the United States Hockey League and British Columbia Hockey League before embarking on collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota at Duluth in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.[1]

In his freshman year with the Bulldogs in the 2016–17 season, Miska posted a 27-5-5 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.20 goals against average with five shutouts. He helped lead the Bulldogs to the Frozen Four Championship game before falling 3-2 to the University of Denver. Miska was named as a finalist for the Mike Richter award, given annually to the goaltender voted to be the most outstanding in Division I NCAA hockey during the regular season.

Following an impressive debut season, Miska left Duluth to turn professional in signing a two-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes on April 15, 2017.[2] After attending his first training camp with the Coyotes, Miska was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, for the duration of the 2017–18 season.

During the 2018–19 season, He made his NHL debut with the Coyotes in relief of Darcy Kuemper in a game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 13, 2018.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2009–10 North Branch High USHS 22 3.85 .886 2 8.50 .866
2010–11 North Branch High USHS 25 4.50 .895 1 7.00 .889
2011–12 U.S. National Development Team USHL 25 10 13 0 1305 78 0 3.59 .854 2 0 2 119 12 0 6.06 .824
2012–13 U.S. National Development Team USHL 13 3 7 2 745 38 0 3.06 .881
2013–14 Penticton Vees BCHL 34 19 12 2 1988 74 2 2.23 .916 6 3 2 284 16 0 3.38 .866
2014–15 Penticton Vees BCHL 46 34 9 3 2775 87 5 1.88 .931 21 15 6 1365 52 2 2.29 .923
2015–16 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 46 32 13 1 2761 113 1 2.46 .913 12 6 5 750 28 1 2.24 .921
2016–17 U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCHC 39 27 5 5 2321 85 5 2.20 .920
2017–18 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 36 22 9 0 1941 85 1 2.63 .901
AHL totals 36 22 9 0 1941 85 1 2.63 .901

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012 United States U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 2.41 .879
Junior totals 4 2.41 .879

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
BCHL
Best Goalie Duo with Lowest GAA 2014, 2015
Second All-Star Team 2014
Best SVS % (.931) 2015
Best GAA (1.88) 2015
First All-Star Team 2015
Top Goaltender 2015
College
NCHC All-Tournament Team 2017
NCHC Second All-Star Team 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coyotes sign Minnesota-Duluth goalie Hunter Miska". AZ Central. 2017-04-15. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  2. ^ "Coyotes sign Miska to entry-level contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2017-04-15. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  3. ^ "Coyotes' Hunter Miska: Makes NHL debut in relief". CBS Sports. 2018-11-13. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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