Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman is carving a name out for himself in the NHL
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The phrase “saved by Swayman” has echoed across National Hockey League rinks this season, but it was heard for the first time at Alaskan rinks.
The former South Anchorage Wolverines goaltender worked his way up to the University of Maine where he received the Mike Richter Award, given annually to the top goaltender in NCAA Division I men’s hockey.
His stint as a Black Bear caught the eye of many teams in hockey’s top league, but it was the Boston Bruins who took a shot at the Alaska goaltender with a fourth-round pick. in the 2017 NHL Draft.
While Swayman has more than held on since his NHL debut in April 2021, he’s been on an impressive streak of games lately.
The Anchorage native hasn’t lost a game in goal in 10 starts (7-0-3) since Dec. 9, 2022.
This season, Swayman went 12-3-4 with a .914 save percentage while allowing just 2.34 goals per game, which ranks in the top five among skilled goaltenders. in the NHL this season.
The Bruins currently have the best record in the NHL and if they are to make the Stanley Cup Finals in June, expect Swayman to play an important role there as the number two goaltender on the best team in the league. league.
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