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After signing an entry-level NHL contract with the New York Rangers on March 9, Adam Huska picked up his first professional win with the Hartford Wolf Pack.
In his second start with the Hartford Wolfpack, Adam Huska allowed three goals on 28 shots on net against the Utica Comets. That specific stat line helped the UConn product pick up his first professional victory.
Helping him on offense was Ryan Gropp who put in two of the teams five goals. Head coach Keith McCambridge spoke about the play of Gropp and Huska after the game, via the Wolf Pack’s official website.
“Nice to see Ryan Gropp continue to have success and put the puck in the net, and for Adam, getting his first pro win. I thought he was real solid for us back there.”
Huska just finished his Junior season at the University of Connecticut on March 8. Over 21 games of action, he held a 5-13-2 record for the Huskies and a 3.34 GAA. Not overwhelmingly staggering numbers for the Slovakian native, but there is still room to improve.
With the fierce goaltending battle for backing up Henrik Lundqvist ongoing, Huska isn’t on the table of conversation yet. That feud is currently raging on between Alexandar Georgiev and Igor Shestyorkin. For Huska, it will come down to how well he finishes this season for Hartford and then his overall outcome next season.
The former seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Rangers has finally seen professional action. Moving forward, his performance over the last four games of the season will only help him in the future.
How high he will travel up the Rangers organization is up to him and the performance he puts forth. Nevertheless, it is still good to see that Huska can win at the professional level.