NAPHL alum Swayman named NHL Rookie of the Month
The National Hockey League that Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for February.
Swayman finished the month with a 5-1-1 record through seven appearances, ranking first in the league with a .960 save percentage and 1.13 goals against average (minimum two starts).
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound goaltender posted two shutouts through February, including a 7-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings on February 28 and 2-0 shutout of the Ottawa Senators on February 12.
The Anchorage, Alaska native has played in 24 games this season, posting a 13-7-3 record. His 1.95 goals against average is tied for first in the league, while his .929 save percentage is tied for fourth (minimum six starts). His three shutouts on the season rank sixth across the league.
Swayman has played 34 career games with the Bruins since he was drafted by Boston in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (111th overall) with a career record of 20-10-3, including a 1.82 goals against average and .934 save percentage.
Swayman played the entire 2015-16 season in the NAPHL for the Pikes Peak Miners 18U team. In 18 regular season games played, Swayman posted a 9-8-1 record with a 1.79 goals against average and a 94.0% save percentage. His four shutouts tied for the NAPHL 18U lead and he ranked 3rd in save percentage. Swayman also was selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game in Troy, Michigan.