G | 6' 2" | 187 lb | Age: 22 | Boston Bruins
Jeremy Swayman will enter the 2021-22 season with a chance to become the No. 1 goalie for the Boston Bruins.
The fourth-round pick (No. 111) in the 2017 NHL Draft will compete to win the starter's role with Tuukka Rask an unrestricted free agent and expected to be sidelined until at least January after surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip.
Swayman went 7-3-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in 10 games as a rookie in 2020-21 to take over the backup role from Jaroslav Halak. He made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut when he relieved Rask to start the third period and made two saves in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Second Round against the New York Islanders on June 7, 2021.
Swayman started at the University of Maine for three seasons. He had a 2.07 GAA and .939 save percentage in 34 games as a junior in 2019-20 to win Hockey East Player of the Year award and the Mike Richter Award as the best NCAA Division I goalie, and he was a top-three finalist for the Hobey Baker Award given to the top men's player in NCAA Division I ice hockey.
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Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2018)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (2020)
Hockey East Player of the Year (2020)
NCAA (East) First All-American Team (2020)
AHL Atlantic Division All-Star Team (2021)