Anaheim Signs Goaltender Ryan Faragher; Assigns to Norfolk
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced Saturday that the National Hockey League (NHL) club signed St. Cloud State junior goaltender Ryan Faragher to a one-year entry-level contract. Faragher is assigned to the Ducks' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), the Norfolk Admirals.
Due to the injury to Ducks' rookie goalie Frederik Andersen on Friday night, the Norfolk Admirals' John Gibson was recalled by Anaheim to back up Jonas Hiller, sending the Ducks on an impromptu hunt to sign a worthy free agent collegiate goaltender.
Faragher, 24, played in 98 career games for St. Cloud State and made at least 23 appearances in net in each season from 2011 to this past season. He leaves St. Cloud State with a career 2.49 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and five shutouts. Faragher went 53-34-8 as the Huskies' goaltender for three seasons. As a sophomore, Faragher led St. Cloud State to their first ever WCHA regular season title as well as the first Frozen Four in school history with a 2.27 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
The 6-2, 200-pound Ontario native backed up Brad Thiessen Saturday night at Binghamton in the 6-3 Norfolk victory. Faragher was not called upon and has yet to make his professional debut.
The Admirals take off north again this coming weekend to take on Providence, Worcester and Portland beginning at 7:05 p.m. Friday in Providence. Fans can tune-in on 1490 AM The Game and 1650 AM, or online at www.1490amthegame.com.
The Admirals return home next week to play the Hershey Bears on Wednesday, April 16 beginning at 7:15 p.m. College Students can purchase tickets for just $9 when they present their college I.D. to the Scope Box Office anytime after 2:00 p.m. the day of the game. The game is also a Family Fun Pack night! Fans can purchase 4 red-level tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, and 4 popcorns for just $56! Family Fun Packs may be purchased at the box office as well.
Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.