The Phantoms goaltending situation for next season might have become a little clearer on Sunday, as the organization added heralded goaltender Carsen Chubak to an American Hockey League deal.
As a junior, the 24-year-old backstop helped guide his program to an NCAA Tournament berth — a loss to North Dakota — but finished tied for first in all of D-I with six shutouts, along with a 1.91 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and 23-7-5 record. He was one of 10 original finalists for the Hobey Baker, but was left out of the final three.
In three seasons with the Purple Eagles, the native of Saskatchewan finished 27-11-6 with a 2.15 GAA and .930 save percentage over 45 appearances.
With Chubak in the fold, the pressure is on Scott Munroe to prove his worth. Michael Leighton is in Columbus and Brian Boucher is a pending unrestricted free agent whose time with the organization and in the NHL will likely be drawing to a close.