Rangers prospect Adam Huska was named the goalie of the year in the USHL this season after a 26-9-2 record and 1.82 GAA and .931 save percentage.
Huska was a seventh round pick in 2015 and will play at the UCONN this season.
He played for Slovakia in the World Juniors where he had a 1-4 record with save percentage of .899 and GAA of 3.90.
Ranked as the Rangers 7th prospect by The Hockey News in their Future Watch issue, they wrote "a sleeper. The Slovakian was leading the USHL in GAA and SP."
Future Considerations wrote in his draft preview that Huska is "big and mobile and tracks the puck well. He competes hard but his rebound control could use some work. He finds himself out of position at times and when he does he starts to scramble. 'He is another long-term goalie project that this draft seems chock full of but does have some intriguing upside for an NHL team that can show the patience to develop his game."
Gordie Clark said at the draft last year that the Rangers didn't think Huska would be available when he was and that while the Rangers weren't looking for one they decided to take him.
Clark added, "he had a pretty incredible April tournament. We watched him last August and it was just, at that stage, for a goalie that has shown what he has at the U18s, it made sense to take a crack at him. You don't know if goalies are going to come over so you need to make sure that you have a few coming into the pipeline."