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By: Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
After losing goaltender Malcolm Subban to the National Hockey League waiver process to the new Las Vegas Golden Knights franchise, the Boston Bruins announced yesterday that the team has signed netminder Kyle Keyser to an entry-level contract.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 4, 2017
Drafted in the fourth round (#74 Overall) in the Ontario Hockey Leagues Priority Draft by the Flint Firebirds, Keyser would appear in 17 games posting a 4-10-0 record with a goals-against-average of 4.37 and save percentage of .880 in 2015-16. His second season in the OHL didn’t fare much better-going 7-9-0 with a GAA of 3.40 and save% of .891 with his new team the Oshawa Generals after being traded from Flint for a 2017 second round draft pick. After joining the Bruins in September for the teams annual rookie camp as an invite, the 18-year-old undrafted goaltender has played in four games this season posting a 2-1-0 record, and a GAA of 3.50 and .903 save%.
It’s hard to tell where the Bruins are going with the young netminder that will seemingly stay in the OHL until the age of 20-years-old but he does add to the depth of the organization at that particular position and could be ready for the American Hockey League when he’s eligible in two years.
— B⚾️s Sp🏀rts E🏒tr🏈 (@BosSportsExtra) October 4, 2017
The 6’-2” 185-pound Coral Springs, Florida native must have shown a lot more than his recent numbers in the OHL when the Bruins scouting staff were around the Generals when they were there looking at 2017 NHL draft selection Jack Studnicka who plays center and was recently named Captain of the Gens.