Penguins nab Kings netminder Maguire in fourth round
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Submitted by BCHL Media
The 2011-12 season will always be a special one for Powell River Kings goalie Sean Maguire.
First, the Powell River native backstopped Team Canada West to a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in November in Langley, then he earned an NCAA scholarship to Boston University and he capped the campaign Saturday by being chosen by the Pittburgh Penguins in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Maguire, a 1993-born netminder, posted a 17-12-1 mark this season to complement a 2.33 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and three shutouts. He also led BCHL goalies with four assists.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Maguire was a two-time winner of the Wally Forslund Trophy for being part of the top BCHL goalie tandem, winning in 2010-11 with Michael Garteig and this past season with Jonah Imoo.
For the Penguins, this is the second BCHL goalie product they've brought into their organization as they signed Brad Thiessen as a free agent out of Northeastern University in 2009. Thiessen made his NHL debut this season with the Pens.
Maguire joins fellow Boston University recruit and 2012 NHL draft pick Wesley Myron, who was taken in the sixth round by the Canucks, next season at BU.
Which player will see the largest points increase this season?