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Alex Lyon Signs with Philadelphia Flyers

Matt Dewkett

Yale junior goalie Alex Lyon, one of the more highly-sought free agents in college hockey this season, has decided to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Lyon was exceptional for the Bulldogs in his final two seasons in New Haven. As a sophomore, he posted a 1.62 goals against and .939 save percentage. After that season, he was selected as a back-up goalie for the US men's world championship team. This past season, Lyon put up similar numbers with a 1.60 GAA and .936 save percentage. Lyon is a finalist for this year's Mike Richter Award, given annually to college hockey's top goaltender.

Lyon has good size for a pro goalie at 6'1" 200 lbs. His excellent technique and positional play allows him to keep a calm demeanor in the crease.

Terms of Lyon's contract were not disclosed in the initial press release. Lyon will likely begin next season with the Flyers' AHL affiliate before competing for a roster spot with the Flyers.'