Mac Carruth
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Mac Carruth


Salt Lake City Utah

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7th round (191st overall), 2010


190 lbs.

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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.

2013-14: Carruth appeared in seven games with Chicago AHL affiliate Rockford in his first pro season; spending most of the season with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye and playing seven games on loan to the Florida Everblades. He was 2-2-1 with Rockford with a 3.36 goals against and .880 save percentage. Playing for a Walleye team that had the league’s third-worst record he was 8-15 with 1 shutout in 25 games and had a team-best 3.36 goals against and .898 save percentage. Carruth was 2-4-1 with 1 shutout and had a 3.45 goals against and .874 save percentage in seven games with the Everblades.

2014-15: Carruth played three regular season games for Chicago AHL affiliate Rockford and appeared in one playoff games for the IceHogs. He played a team-high 39 ECHL games for the first-year Indy Fuel in his second pro season. Carruth was 2-1 with 1 shutout and had a 1.69 goals against and .925 save percentage during the regular season for Rockford and was 0-1, allowing two goals on 15 shots in 34 minutes of action in his only playoff appearance. He was 17-13-7 with 3 shutouts and had a 2.55 goals against and .914 save percentage in 39 games with the Fuel. Indy finished sixth in the North Division, three points behind Wheeling for a playoff spot. 

Talent Analysis

Carruth has good size 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.


  Carruth was invited to Blackhawks' training camp as a free agent but was not signed to an NHL contract. He is currently signed to an AHL deal with Chicago AHL affiliate Rockford but with a crowded goaltending picture he could once again spend time in the ECHL in 2015-16. Carruth has played well at times when given opportunities at the AHL level but his long-term future is still uncertain at this point.

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