Devils confirm American Mac Carruth in goal

Devils confirm American Mac Carruth in goal

Mac Carruth joins the Devils from German side Lausitzer Fuchse of the DEL2 where he spent the last 2 seasons as their starting netminder.

He played 38 games in 2020-21 posting a 3.10 goals against average and a save percentage of 91.1%.  In 2018-19 in 43 starts he posted a 2.98 average and a 92% save rate winning 20 games along the way.

The 29 year old was a 2010 draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks and he spent 4 years in the Blackhawks minor league system splitting time between the ECHL and Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. 

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He moved across to Europe for the 2017-18 season and spent the next two years with Fehervar AV19 of the Austrian League before moving to Germany ahead of the 2019-20 season. 

During his time in Rockford, he worked with former Devils netminder and current goaltending coach for the IceHogs Peter Aubry. Aubry gave a great recommendation on Carruth as did former Nottingham Panthers head coach Corey Neilson who coached Carruth in Germany the last 2 seasons. 

Devils Head Coach Jarrod Skalde spoke about Carruth:

“I have watched a ton of his games from the last couple of years and I love what I see.  He is definitely a competitor, and he will do everything he can to give us a chance to win every time he is in net. 

“His fundamentals are excellent, and he moves very well.  He is still only 29, which for goalies means he has a lot of years left in him.  His work rate and competitiveness are both qualities I keep hearing about from his former coaches and teammates, and Mac himself will tell you he plays with an edge."

Watch the first interview with Mac Carruth below:

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