The Albany Devils, AHL affiliate of the NHL‘s New Jersey Devils, announced on Wednesday they have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawks standout goaltender Doug Carr to a professional try-out agreement.
Carr split last season between the AHL‘s Adirondack Flames and the ECHL‘s Colorado Eagles, both affiliates of the Calgary Flames. He posted a 10-10-0 record with a .888 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average over 22 games with the Eagles and a 4-3-0 record, .900 save percentage and 3.30 GAA over 13 games with the Flames.
The Hanover, Massachusetts native started his professional career with the Flames on an amateur try-out agreement following his time with the River Hawks. He saw action in four games on the ATO, putting up at a 1.93 GAA with a .925 save percentage.
Prior to turning pro, Carr spent four seasons at UMass Lowell from 2011-2014. In 86 games, Carr posted a 42-33-7 record with four shutouts, a 2.58 GAA and .915 save percentage. He ranks fourth all-time in GAA (2.58), sixth in saves (2,265), second in save percentage (.915), sixth in wins (42) and tied for sixth in shutouts (4) in River Hawks history.
Most of his statistics may have been even better if not for having to battle for starts with standout goaltender and current member of the Winnipeg Jets organization Connor Hellebuyck.
Carr was selected to the Hockey East All-Academic Team in 2010-11. The goaltender also picked up Hockey East Second All-Star Team, New England D1 All-Star, and Most Improved Player “Hines Award” honors in 2011-12, the season after after the River Hawks won only five games.
He was part of one of the best goaltending tandem’s in the history of college hockey with Hellebuyck, something we are not likely to see in the near future.
The Devils play their home games at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. The arena sits 14,236 for hockey games.