Rangers sign G prospect Wall

Top goaltending prospect Tyler Wall signed an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers selected him in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft and had until Aug. 15 to sign him to a contract. He would have become a free agent if unsigned.

Wall played four seasons at UMass-Lowell. In the 2019-20 season, he posted an 18-8-6 record with two shutouts, a 2.10 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.

The 22-year-old was ninth in the NCAA in save percentage on the season, and his 336 saves in either the third period or overtime ranked No. 3 in the college ranks.

The Rangers have struck gold with goaltenders in the bottom half of the draft before, selecting Henrik Lundqvist in the seventh round in 2000 and Igor Shesterkin in the fourth round in 2014.

Wall is expected to play with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League in the 2020-21 season.