This morning the New Jersey Devils announced that they have signed Barrie Colts goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to an entry level contract.
Blackwood was drafted by the Devils 42nd overall (Round 2) at this past NHL draft. So far this season with the Colts, Blackwood has a 2.36 GAA (2nd best in OHL), 0.932 SAV% (1st in OHL), a 16-7-0-0 record while posting 2 shutouts over that time.
Over 3 seasons with the Colts he has a total record of 72-36-4.
Blackwood is currently in Helsinki with Team Canada for the World Junior Championship. He appeared in his first tournament game yesterday where he would help Canada get a 3-2 win in the shootout over Switzerland. Blackwood finished the game with 25 saves and a .920 SAV%.
We would like to congratulate Mac on his deal!