Jeremy Swayman’s dad grew up a New York Rangers’ fan. Looks like he will have to root for another “Original Six” team. The Boston Bruins selected Jeremy in the fourth round of Saturday’s NHL Draft.
The 18-year-old Anchorage native spent the last two seasons as a goalie with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League.
“It’s a surprise, but, you kind of work your whole life for it, and it feels kind of good to get that accolade your hard work is paying off,” Swayman told KTVA Sports at his home.
Swayman reports to the Bruins development camp next week.
He will play at Division I University of Maine in the fall after he graduates from South Anchorage High School.
Former Wolverines teammate Croix Evingson also got a call Saturday from the NHL. The Winnipeg Jets took the defenseman in the seventh round of the draft.
Evingson earned North American Hockey League Defenseman of the Year honors with the Shreveport Mudbugs.
Evingson’s set to join fellow Anchorage native Kenny Hausinger at Division One UMass-Lowell next season.