Roseau’s Mike Lee Signs With Phoenix

St. Cloud State goaltender Mike Lee, who led Roseau to a state championship in 2007, has signed a contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, giving up his final year of college eligibility.

Lee a third-round draft pick, was injured for much of his junior season, but finished with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage.

For his career, Lee had a 32-29-9 record, a 2.65 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. He is the second St. Cloud State player to turn pro early. Forward David Eddy previously signed with the Calgary Flames.

Sophomore-to-be Ryan Faragher, who was quite good in Lee’s absence, will be penciled in as the starter next season.

Early signings in the WCHA

Colorado College (1)
Jaden Schwartz, soph, f, St. Louis Blues

Denver (2)
Drew Shore, jr, f, Florida Panthers
Jason Zucker, so, f, Minnesota Wild

Minnesota-Duluth (1)
J.T. Brown, so, f, Tampa Bay Lightning

Nebraska-Omaha (1)
Terry Broadhurst, jr, f, Chicago Blackhawks

St. Cloud State (2)
David Eddy, jr, f, Calgary Flames
Mike Lee, jr, g, Phoenix Coyotes

10 Responses

  1. Josh

    Is it true Mike Lee grew up a Sioux fan and originally wanted to play at UND but there wasn’t room on the roster?

  2. Siouxnami

    St. Cloud is going to be awful for a long time. Look like perennial celler dwellers in the NCHC. Should have gone with 7 teams…

    1. Devo

      Comments like this occur when your team gets blown out in its biggest game of the year. The Huskies will be fine with its defense returning virtually intact and potentially will get a big boost with the return from injury of Drew LeBlanc on offense (though he could yet turn pro). Lee will be missed immensely, but at least he’s going to a good situation with the both Coyotes tenders being older (30 and 32 yrs respectfully).

  3. SiouxPride

    I know this doesn’t have anything to do with Lee, but what are the chances of Kristo and some of the other top guys for us leaving?

  4. Viking1

    Mr Lee is a good goalie, but he wont have a shot as the starter for the Coyotes. Smith is pretty well entrenched, and goalies play a lot longer (late 30’s on average). Besides, the new kid from the Bismarck Bobcats (Farragut?) was definitely going to push him for the starting job next year. No-win situation similar to the one Mr Eidsness faced his last two years….

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