DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed goaltender Hunter Miska to a two-year extension through the 2021-22 campaign.
"Hunter provides depth and upside at the goaltending position and we look forward to having him under contract for two more years as he continues to develop,” said Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President / General Manager Joe Sakic.
Miska, 25, appeared in 26 games for the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles this past season, posting a 16-6-3 record with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. The North Branch, Minnesota, native also played three games for the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, going 2-1-0 with a 1.62 goals-against average and .947 save percentage. During the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Miska was recalled by the Avalanche on Aug. 24 and served as the backup goaltender for the last three games of Colorado's second-round series against the Dallas Stars.
Miska has a 48-23-7 record in 87 career AHL contests with the Tucson Roadrunners and the Eagles and has recorded a 2.70 goals-against average, a .907 save percentage and three shutouts. He’s played in one NHL contest, making his league debut with the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 13, 2018 at Detroit.
Prior to turning pro, Miska played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2011-13. From 2013-15, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound netminder suited up for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. He recorded a 1.88 goals-against average and .931 save percentage in 46 regular-season contests and a 2.29 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in 21 postseason outings to help Penticton capture the Fred Page Cup as league champions during the 2014-15 campaign.
Miska played one season with the United States Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints (2015-16) and one campaign with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2016-17), where he went 27-5-4 to lead the Bulldogs to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship and to the NCAA National Championship game.