College Hockey:
Conklin Signs 3-Year Deal in Edmonton

— Former New Hampshire goalie Ty Conklin has signed a three-year contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. The 6-foot, 180-pound Conklin was a Hobey Baker Award finalist this past season as a senior.

Conklin, 25, was a First Team All-American in 2000-2001 as he led all Hockey East goaltenders with a 1.83 goals against average and .930 save percentage in 22 conference games. It was the second straight season that Conklin had earned All-American honors.

Overall, Conklin appeared in 34 games for the Wildcats this season, compiling a 17-12-5 record with a 2.05 GAA and .920 save percentage. In three seasons (1998-99 to 2000-01) as New Hampshire’s No. 1 goalie, the Anchorage, Alaska native appeared in 93 games and compiled a career record of 57-23-12 with a 2.17 GAA and .915 save percentage to establish school records for GAA, wins, save percentage and games played. His 1.64 GAA in 1999-00 stands as the best single-season mark in conference history.

Conklin was also co-winner of the 2000-01 Walter Brown Award, which is given annually by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston to New England’s outstanding American-born college hockey player. The Brown Award is one of several that Conklin was awarded during his career at New Hampshire. In 1999-00 he was named the co-winner of the Hockey East Player of the Year Award.

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