NEW YORK - On the heels of a record-setting season and leading the Charger hockey team back to the NCAA tournament, Alabama-Huntsville junior netminder Cameron Talbot has signed a free agent contract with the New York Rangers as announced by the organization on Tuesday.
"We are very proud of what Cam has accomplished and this is another step in his achieving his goals", noted UAH head coach Danton Cole. "He has exhibited the traits on and off the ice that we feel are at the heart of Charger Hockey. He will finish his degree and he has put himself in a position to play pro hockey at the NHL level. He helped us to a league championship this year and is our first student-athlete to sign an NHL level deal right out of UAH. It is only the beginning for him and his career."
Named the MVP of the 2010 College Hockey America Tournament, the Caledonia, Ontario native broke school season records for saves, minutes played and games played by a goalie. Talbot's .925 save percentage this season ranks tied for sixth best among all NCAA Division I goaltenders. He also owns the only two 1-0 shutouts in school history blanking Yale during the 2008-09 season before shutting out Robert Morris last month in the CHA Tournament.
The Chargers finished the season 12-18-3 as CHA Tournament Champions and advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional falling 2-1 to No. 1 Miami in Ft. Wayne, Ind.