Mahalak NHL draft pick for Carolina HurricanesWritten by Jason Mack | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Mahalak was drafted June 25 by the Caroline Hurricanes with the 12 pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft.
The 18-year-old Monroe, Mich. native was one of only eight goalies invited to participate in the NHL draft combine from May 30 to June 5.
Mahalak played this season with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. He went 8-8-4 with a .908 save percentage and 3.07 goals against average. He played the 2009-10 season with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League.
See the June 29 issue of the Toledo Free Press Star for a feature on Mahalak.
Previous coverage: Mahalak ‘made it through’ NHL combine, ‘did well’