MADISON, WI – The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, announced goaltender Dryden McKay has committed to Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota.
McKay, 19, joined the Capitols at the start of the 2016-17 season from the Green Bay Gamblers. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound native of Downers Grove, Illinois, collected an 18-17-0-3 record, a 2.70 goals-against-average, and a 0.917 save percentage in 39 games and 2,291 minutes played last season.
“Mankato is the perfect fit for me,” explained McKay. “It has a beautiful campus, along with brand new hockey facilities. They have a solid business program, which is what I’m looking to study. The coaching staff is one of the best in college hockey, and they are going to be a good team for many years. I can’t wait to step on campus and join the Maverick family!”
McKay made 1,132 saves on 1,235 shots, and recorded two shutouts in the 39 games for the Capitols last season. He was also named the USHL/CCM Goaltender of the Week twice in January of 2017. McKay played in one game with the Gamblers during the 2015-16 season.
“I’m really happy for Dryden,” said Capitols’ Head Coach and General Manager Garrett Suter. “He’s a great kid who’s worked hard and sacrificed a lot for all the opportunities he’s been given. He came in last year and earned the starting goalie position, in doing so, he also stabilized our back end. We’re excited we get to have him back for one more season.”
The Capitols will drop the puck on their fourth season in the USHL when they host the Des Moines Buccaneers at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, October 6. For information on season tickets and flex packages, call the Madison Capitols at 257-2277 or visit them online at www.madcapshockey.com.
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