Jason Missiaen Joins Whale For Playoffs
Greenville was eliminated from the ECHL playoffs last week by the Florida Everblades in their best-of-three first round playoff series.
Missiaen had a stellar first professional season in the ECHL, compiling a 23-13-0 record, with 3 shutouts, a 2.71 goals against average, and a .916 save percentage.
Missiaen was also the ECHL goaltender of the week twice during the season. He was previously recalled by the Connecticut Whale, but didn’t play a game for the New York Rangers top affiliate.
Connecticut sits 6th in the AHL’s Eastern Conference.
It’s unlikely Missiaen will play a game in the Calder Cup playoffs, however goaltending has been a weak point for the Whale this season, with starter Chad Johnson ranking 19th in the league in goals against average and 15th in save percentage. Missiaen will likely serve as a practice netminder facing extra rubber to help save Connecticut’s starting goalie.
Missiaen is the youngest goalie in the New York Rangers professional system