By Mike McMahon
Drafted 130th overall in 5th round of the 2012 NHL entry draft, Hellebuyck, 20, played in 53 games over the last two seasons with UMass-Lowell.
The Commerce, MI native helped lead the River Hawks to their second consecutive Hockey East Tournament Championship with back-to-back shutouts against Notre Dame and New Hampshire, earning back-to-back MVP honors in the league playoffs.
Named a First-Team Hockey East All-Star for the 2013-14 season, Hellebuyck posted a 18-9-2 record, 1.79 goals against average and 0.941 save percentage in 29 games this season, bringing his career record to 38-12-2 with a .946 SV%, 1.60 GAA, and 12 total shutouts.
#NHLJets Connor Hellebuyck will go to St. John's in the next couple of days to get some exposure.Hellebuyck joins former teammates Scot Wilson (Penguins) and Christian Folin (Wild) to leave before their NCAA eligibility expired.
— Rick Ralph (@RickRalphTSN) April 5, 2014