Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 5/30/14
The New York Rangers have signed 2013 6th round pick Mackenzie Skapski to an Entry-Level Contract, according to… Mackenzie Skapski. Skapski, who turns 20 in June, came with virtually no fanfare when the Rangers scooped him up at the 2013 Entry Draft, but has since put himself very much on the radar. After a shaky start to the season which included many inconsistent performances and a leg injury that shelved him for a couple of weeks, Skapski was mostly lights out the rest of the way. Playing behind arguably the worst defense in the Western Hockey League in Kootenay, Skapski finished the season with a 2.70 Goals Against Average and a .916 Save Percentage; two points higher than top goaltending prospect Tristan Jarry’s .914 Save Percentage despite playing on a significantly inferior team. In truth, The Kootenay Ice, finishing sixth in their conference and advancing into the second round of the WHL playoffs, probably overachieved this season, and Skapski was as big of a reason for that...
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