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As the Philadelphia Flyers season wrapped up disappointingly early this year, the team’s front office has had ample time to concentrate on adding personnel. On Saturday they hit the college hockey free agent market, in hopes of shoring up their goaltending for the future.
Philadelphia came to terms with 24 year-old goalie Carsen Chubak on an AHL contract (as confirmed by Bill Meltzer). Chubak spent the past three seasons with the Niagara University Purple Eagles of the Atlantic Hockey division. In 35 games in 2013 he boasted a 1.91 GAA (eighth best in the NCAA) and a save percentage of .939 (fourth best in the NCAA) while helping the Purple Eagles land the top spot in Atlantic Hockey. And for his strong play, the honors came pouring in for the Saskatchewan native.
He was named the Atlantic Hockey Association’s player of the year, and was a top ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the NCAA’s top hockey performer each seas...