Maine goaltender Jeremy Swayman signed an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
The Anchorage native was a fourth-round draft pick of the Bruins (111th overall) in 2017.
Cut short by nationwide cancellations due to coronavirus, Swayman’s junior season was his best. He faced the most shots nationally (1,170) made the most saves (1,099). His .939 save percent was second in the country behind Minnesota State’s Dryden McKay; Swayman faced 362 more shots on goal than McKay this season.
On Tuesday, Swayman also received the Walter Brown Award, annually given to best American-born college hockey player in New England. He is the first Maine player to win the award since Mike McHugh in 1988.
His brilliance in his final season in Orono helped Maine earn home-ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals for the first time since 2012.
Swayman will likely be a finalist for Hobey Baker Memorial Award and Mike Richter Award as the nation’s top goaltender. He is a finalist for Hockey East Player of the Year.