March 31, 2006

Report: McKee Signs Contract With NHL's Anaheim

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According to TSN of Canada, Cornell junior goaltender David McKee has penned a free agent contract with the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. The report indicated that four other teams were in the running to sign McKee.

The Irving, Texas native recorded a 2.08 goals against average this season, but is most known for his sophomore campaign when he was a Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist after he posted a record-setting .947 save percentage and a 1.24 GAA. McKee showed his game-changing potential in the Red’s last game of 2006 when he spectacularly stopped 59 shots in a triple-overtime 1-0 loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final.

Over 102 games and three seasons, McKee has a 65-24-13 record, a .926 save percentage and a 1.71 GAA. He is the second Cornell goaltender to leave school early for the NHL in three years with David LeNeveu ’05 deciding to forgo his last two years of college eligibility to sign a contract with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2003.

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