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.
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: