Hawks Add Carruth…

carruth2The Portland Winterhawks have added 17 year old goaltender Mac Carruth to their roster.

Carruth, from Shorewood, MN, was playing for the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL.   In 16 games this season, Carruth posted a record of 11-4-0 with a 2.43 GAA and a save percentage of .911 with one shutout.

In 26 games as a 16 year old last season, Carruth went 18-7-1 with a 3.04 GAA and a .904 save percentage with one shutout for the Wild.

He measures in at 6’2″ and 172 and was listed as a “B” player to watch by the NHL’s Central Scouting (meaning most likely a 2-4th rounder) for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to be held in Los Angeles in June.

Carruth had committed to the Universityof Minnesota-Duluth but has foregone that scholarship opportunity by agreeing to join the Winterhawks.  He was never drafted in the WHL Bantam Draft but had been listed by the Prince George Cougars at one point.  The Hawks added him to their protected list earlier in 2009.

Head Coach Mike Johnston caught a game in Wenatchee earlier this season to see Carruth play.

The Hawks now have three goaltenders on the active roster and we’ll have to wait to see what the Hawks brain trust will decide to do to get that down to the desired two goalie rotation once Ian Curtis is ready to go again, which could be very soon as he was practicing with the team this week.

The addition of Carruth adds to the Hawks 1992 class of players with Brad Ross, Joe Morrow, Daniel Johnton, Troy Rutkowski, Nino Niederreiter, Ryan Johansen, Gasper Kopitar as well as Taylor Peters and Keith Hamilton.


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  1. Smells to me like some big time player movement is in our future.

  2. Paging Keith Hamilton. Paging Keith Hamilton. PLease pick up the whit courtsey phone. Last year he was the goalie for the Future! He was going to be the goalie for the up and coming Hawks. Now he is 17 and in the midgets, while a better goalie is signed! By the way, he is the same age! 17 .

    Keep us posted Andy

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