Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Yale's Lyon Signs with Flyers

Yale goaltender Alex Lyon has signed a free agent contract with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, according to multiple outlets. He will forgo his final season in New Haven, and closed out his college career on March 26 with 28 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to UMass Lowell in the first round of the NCAA East Regional in Albany.

A native of Baudette, Minn. who prepped with Omaha (USHL) before enrolling at Yale, Lyon finished with a 19-8-4 record in 31 overall appearances this season. He also posted a nation-best 1.64 goals-against average along with a second-best .936 save percentage, and five shutouts. He went 14-6-3 in 23 ECAC games this year while pacing the circuit in GAA (1.61) and save percent (.938) to go along with four shutouts.

A finalist for the second straight season for the Mike Richter Award as the NCAA's best goaltender, Lyon completed his career with a record of 50-29-4 (1.88, .931, 15 SO) in 93 outings at Yale. He also helped the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances his final two campaigns.

Elsewhere, Boston University goaltender Sean Maguire signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to the NHL club's web site, and will join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) on an amateur tryout contract. He went 13-9-1 (2.41, .920, 2 SO) in 25 NCAA games this year with the Terriers, after sitting out from a medical redshirt season in 2014-15. A native of Powell River, B.C., Maguire finished with a 29-29-1 overall mark (2.58, .922, 6 SO) in three years at BU.

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