Missiaen Called Up To New York Rangers

Jason Missiaen in 2012-2013 with the Connecticut Whale

Jason Missiaen in 2012-2013 with the Connecticut Whale

Chatham’s Jason Missiaen has received his first career recall for duty to the National Hockey League, as the goaltender was called up to the New York Rangers.

Missiaen has been playing for the Rangers’ top American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack this season.

In one game with Hartford this season, Missiaen collected a win, allowing 3 goals against, and making 23 saves. Missiaen will potentially serve as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup this weekend when the New York Rangers face the New Jersey Devils.

Missiaen’s AHL counterpart Cam Talbot backed up Lundqvist Tuesday against the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist’s backup to open the season was Martin Biron, but the team waived the veteran NHLer, making room for Talbot, Missiaen, or for the Rangers to trade for another backup.

Missiaen, who is now 23-years-old, was originally a Montreal Canadiens draft choice in 2008, signed a free agent contract with the Rangers in 2011, and split last season between the AHL’s Connecticut Whale and the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors.

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