By Michael Walters
Today the Anaheim Ducks announced they signed goaltender Angus Redmond to a three-year entry-level contract.
Redmond (also known as “beef”) led Michigan Tech to a Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) championship and earned WCHA All-Rookie Team honors after posting a 22-10-5 record with a 1.85 goals-against average (GAA), .917 save percentage (SV%) and four shutouts in 38 games. He ranked third in the nation in GAA and tied for ninth in wins.
Redmond was named WCHA rookie of the month in November, after allowing 12 goals on 166 shots in 486 minutes. He also earned WCHA Rookie of the Week honors on four occasions. Redmond posted a shutout in his first career start on October 28th vs. Northern Michigan. He went on to win 12 of his first 15 starts (12-2-1). He also played in 132 career games with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) from 2012-2016, recording a 59-61-7 record, 2.94 GAA, .906 SV% and eight shutouts.
Redmond is known for being a quiet player that focuses on the game. Redmond wears number 37 in honor of his father. When he came home with number 37 on another team, his father mentioned he’d once grown up on a 37th street. When it came time to pick a number at Michigan Tech, Redmond figured he’d go with 37 again as a result.
Beef, it’s what’s for dinner!
A previous coach referred to Redmond as Beef, a nickname that stuck and has carried over from his time in Houghton. He’s comfortable with the nickname, but not yet with his newfound celebrity. He has joked he hasn’t signed Beef as an autograph yet but has thought about it.
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March 31st, 2017