Pat Nagle (G)
Grand Rapids Griffins
Enters his third professional season in 2013-14. Undrafted, Nagle signed a two-year entry level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent on March 23, 2011 and the joined their AHL-affiliate Norfolk Admirals on an amateur tryout (ATO) on March 29, 2011, but did not play in any games that season. Nagle was assigned by Tampa Bay to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL for the 2011-12 season and he made his pro debut on October 14, 2011 against the Gwinnett Gladiators, stopping 23-of-25 shots to earn his first career pro victory. He was recalled to Norfolk on March 7, 2012, serving as the Admirals backup for six games before being returned to the Everblades on March 20, 2012. Nagle helped Florida win the 2012 Kelly Cup, beating the Las Vegas Wranglers in the Finals in five games. He appeared in six games during the 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs, earning three wins, including one shutout, during the Eastern Conference Finals against Elmira and adding another shutout victory against Kalamazoo in the Conference Finals. Nagle led the entire ECHL during the Kelly Cup Playoffs in goals-against average (1.42) and shutouts (2) and was tied for the league lead in save percentage (0.941). Last season he again played for Florida and earned another AHL recall, this time to the Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bayâ€™s new AHL affiliate. Nagle made his AHL debut with the Crunch on March 6, 2013 at Toronto, entering the game at 2:24 of the second period to relieve starter Riku Helenius in a 6-3 loss to the Marlies. He made his first career AHL start on March 21, 2013, allowing five goals on 37 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Binghamton Senators. Nagle played four years of NCAA Division I college hockey for Ferris State University of the CCHA. In 101 career NCAA games for the Bulldogs he posted a 45-42-11 record, with a 2.32 goals-against average, a 0.916 save percentage and five shutouts. During Nagleâ€™s senior season he posted the fifth-best GAA in the country (2.02), being named to the 2010-11 AHCA First All-American Team and the 2010-11 All-CCHA First Team, while also being a 2011 Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidate, a 2010-11 CCHA Player of the Year finalist and earning Ferris Stateâ€™s Most Valuable Player Award. Prior to his collegiate career, he played one season of junior hockey for the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL, where he played for current Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper and won the 2007 NAHL Championship. Nagle was named to the 2006-07 NAHL All-Rookie First Team, the 2006-07 NAHL Rookie of the Year and selected to the 2006-07 NAHL Second All-Star Team.