The New York Rangers already have several NHL-level goaltenders, but are still adding depth to the position. The perfectly-named Tyler Wall has agreed to terms on his entry-level contract with the team, which will begin in the 2020-21 season. The contract will be for two years.
Wall, a 22-year old netminder who was drafted 174th overall in 2016, became a star at UMass-Lowell over his four seasons there. As a senior in 2019-20 he recorded a .931 save percentage in 32 appearances, earning him a spot on the Hockey East Third All-Star Team.
While he may not come with the hype of Igor Shesterkin and may take longer than Alexandar Georgiev to make an impact at the professional level, Wall is a solid prospect in his own right. The 6’3″ goaltender posted a .918 save percentage over his college career and also served as an alternate captain this season.
Wall will likely join Adam Huska in the Rangers minor league system next season, but there are obviously still questions about how the team will deal with the NHL goaltending position. Even with Shesterkin and Georgiev ready to take over the full duties, Henrik Lundqvist remains on the roster with one more year left on his contract.