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Acton native, Heat alum Madsen signs NHL contract with Coyotes



The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team has signed goaltender Merrick Madsen to a two-year, entry-level contract.

As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.


“Merrick is a big, skilled, athletic goaltender,” said Coyotes GM John Chayka. “We’re pleased with his development and excited to have him signed.”

The 22-year-old Madsen posted a 10-10-3 record with a .918 save percentage, a 2.27 goals-against average and three shutouts in 24 games as a senior captain with Harvard University.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Acton native has a career record of 56-23-8 with a .924 SV%, 2.12 GAA and 10 shutouts in 91 career games for the Crimson.

Madsen was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

In his youth days, Madsen played for the WV Wolves and California Heat.

Photo/Gil Talbot

(March 20, 2018)