Ontario signs Houser to AHL deal

The Ontario Reign signed goaltender Michael Houser, Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough announced Monday.


Houser, 23, went 19-9-4 with a 2.83 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in 37 appearances with the San Antonio Rampage last season and added a 5-6-1 standing with a 2.24 GAA and .924 save percentage in 12 ECHL contests with the Cincinnati Cyclones. In 65 career AHL appearances with the Rampage over a three-year career, the Youngstown, Ohio, native went 31-22-5 with a 2.66 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Prior to turning pro, 23-year-old netminder skated four seasons of junior hockey with the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) and London Knights (OHL) earning CHL and OHL Goaltender of the Year honors with the Knights in 2011-12, the Red Tilson Trophy for the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player (2011-12) and helped the Knights capture the OHL Championship the same season.