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Blackwood named Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Mackenzie Blackwood of the New Jersey Devils has been selected as the Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month for February.

Blackwood was 6-0-1 in seven starts during February, posting a 1.27 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and two shutouts for New Jersey.

A second-round choice by New Jersey in the 2015 NHL Draft, Blackwood played 88 games in the American Hockey League over his first three pro seasons and was an AHL All-Star with the Binghamton Devils in 2018-19. The 23-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., has appeared in 44 games for New Jersey this season and leads all NHL rookie goaltenders in victories, posting a record of 21-12-8 with a 2.71 GAA, a .916 save percentage and three shutouts.

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