CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Prior to the 2015 IceRays Main Camp last week, the Corpus Christi IceRays acquired goaltender Dryden McKay from the Springfield Jr. Blues of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in exchange for a 2015-16 tender and a conditional 2016 draft pick, the team announced on Friday.
McKay, 17, played 37 games with the Jr. Blues during the 2014-15 season, recording a 15-18-2 record with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage with two shutouts. He completed his first season in the NAHL eighth among goaltenders in save percentage, ninth in minutes played (2141:31 minutes) and in the top-25 in goals-against average. In six games against the Topeka RoadRunners, McKay earned a 4-2-0 record with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound netminder was drafted 50th overall (4th Round) in the 2015 United States Hockey League (USHL) Entry Draft by the Green Bay Gamblers. Prior to last season, the Downers Grove, Ill., native was drafted 124th overall (6th Round) in the 2014 NAHL Entry Draft and 263rd overall (16th Round) in the 2014 USHL Entry Draft.
Prior to entering the NAHL, McKay played two seasons with the Chicago Young Americans U16 of the High Performance Hockey League (HPHL), earning a 19-7-4 record through 32 games while earning plus-.920 save percentage in each season and a career-best 1.80 goals-against average in the 2012-13 season.
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