Mac Carruth
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Mac Carruth

Hometown:

Salt Lake City Utah

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-03-25

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2010

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

7th round (191st overall), 2010

Weight:

169 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Mac Carruth played in 26 games for the Wenatchee Wild (NAHL). He had a record of 18-8 with one shutout while posting a 3.04 GAA and .904 save percentage. In five playoff games he was 2-2 with a 3.90 GAA and .864 save percentage.

2009-10: Carruth had a strong start to the season with the Wenatchee Wild in the NAHL, recording an 11-4-0 record with a 2.42 goals against average and .911 save percentage. After his scholarship was pushed back a year by the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Carruth jumped to the major junior route and joined the WHL's Portland Winterhawks. As Portland's backup goalie, he earned a 14-9-1 record with a 3.41 goals against average and .893 save percentage.

2010-11: Carruth earned a majority of time in net in his first full WHL season, earning a 31-13-0-1 record in 48 games for the high-powered Portland Winterhawks. He finished the regular season with a .913 save percentage and 3.08 goals against average, finishing top 10 in the league in wins and save percentage. He continued to shoulder most of the load in the postseason, appearing in 21 games with a record of 13-5-3, a goals against average of 2.97, and .919 save percentage. The favored Winterhawks fell to the Kootenay Ice in the WHL finals.

2011-12: Carruth appeared in 63 of 72 games for Portland in his third season and back-stopped the Winterhawks to the WHL playoff finals. He was 42-19 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.96 goals against and .904 save percentage during the regular season. Portland finished second in the U.S. Division then put together a great playoff run. In 22 playoff games, Carruth was 15-7 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.89 goals against and .918 save percentage. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Chicago in May 2012.

2012-13: Carruth returned to Portland for an over-age season, skating in 39 regular season games and then back-stopping the Winterhawks to a WHL playoff title and the Memorial Cup championship game. Portland finished with the league's best record with Carruth sharing the goaltending duties with 17-year-old Brendan Burke. Carruth was 30-7-2 in the regular season with 7 shutouts and had a 2.06 goals against and .929 save percentage. He started all 21 WHL playoff games and was 16-5 with 5 shutouts, posting a 1.63 goals against and .937 save percentage. Carruth was 3-2 in five Memorial Cup games with a 3.61 goals against and .894 save percentage. Both losses were to Halifax, including the championship game.

 

Talent Analysis

Carruth has good size at 6'2 and is an athletic goaltender capable of making flashy saves. A competitive netminder, he displays a fiery temperament and is not shy about using his stick to defend his crease.

 

Future

Carruth leaves the Portland Winterhawks as statistically one of the team's best goaltenders. He will step right into the fire in 2013-14 with a training camp battle against Kent Simpson for the back-up job in Rockford behind Finnish free agent signing Antti Raanta. Carruth has the least pro experience out of any of the Blackhawks minor league options, and at least on paper, he is probably the most likely candidate to begin the year in the ECHL. That said, when he does get to AHL, Carruth's style of play is sure to endear him to the Rockford crowd.

 

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