Michael M. McMahon
Sunday April 6th, 2014

Connor Hellebuyck starred in Lowell's rise as a college hockey power over the past two seasons. (Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI) Connor Hellebuyck starred in Lowell's rise as a college hockey power over the past two seasons. (Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

By Mike McMahon

The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on a three-year, two-way, entry level contract worth $925,000 at the NHL level.

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.

Hellebuyck joins former teammates Scot Wilson (Penguins) and Christian Folin (Wild) to leave before their NCAA eligibility expired.

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