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Northeastern Goalie Clay Witt Signs with Calgary Flames Organization

Witt stops Jack Eichel at this year's Beanpot
Witt stops Jack Eichel at this year's Beanpot
Matt Dewkett

The American Hockey League's transactions page reports that Northeastern senior goalie Clay Witt has signed an Amateur Tryout Offer with the Adirondack Flames, AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames.

Witt turned down pro offers last spring to return to Northeastern for his redshirt senior season. A disastrous start to Northeastern's season kept Witt's final year from being what many hoped it would be for the Huskies, and his statistics took a significant hit as a result. A .932 save percentage as a junior dropped to just a .904 mark as a senior.

Still, Witt showed the potential to put his team on his back in that stellar junior season, which likely intrigued the Flames about the 6-2 goalie originally from Brandon, Florida. The Flames goaltending situation is interesting, meanwhile, with no long-term solution at the NHL level, but three excellent goalie prospects in their pipeline, including Providence goalie Jon Gillies, who is likely to sign with the Flames as soon as his season with Providence ends.