GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota junior goaltender Zane McIntyre is signing with the NHL's Boston Bruins and will forgo his senior season.
The Bruins and UND say McIntyre has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound native of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, was drafted by Boston in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, 165th overall.
McIntyre last season won the Mike Richter Award as the best goalie in college hockey and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top player in the country.
He led UND to the NCAA Frozen Four in Boston, where the team lost in the semifinals. He had 29 victories during the season, tops in the nation and second-most in UND single-season history.
McIntyre became just the fourth goalie in UND history to record 1,000-plus saves in a single season, joining Jon Casey (1,160 in 1983-84), Peter Waselovich (1,126 in 1973-74) and Brad Eidsness (1,001 in 2008-09). The NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player, McIntyre stopped 48 of 50 shots in UND’s 4-1 victories against No. 11 Quinnipiac and No. 13 St. Cloud State to help lead the program to its second consecutive NCAA Frozen Four appearance.
McIntyre departs as UND’s all-time leader in career goals-against average (2.10) and save percentage (.926). He also ranks third all-time in wins (58), sixth in appearances (92), and seventh in winning percentage (.687) and saves (2,384).
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