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
Drew Shore, jr, f, Florida Panthers
Jason Zucker, so, f, Minnesota Wild
J.T. Brown, so, f, Tampa Bay Lightning
Terry Broadhurst, jr, f, Chicago Blackhawks
St. Cloud State (2)
David Eddy, jr, f, Calgary Flames
Mike Lee, jr, g, Phoenix Coyotes