Adam Huska’s three-year career with UConn men’s hockey is over as the goaltender signed with the New York Rangers on an entry-level contract.
Huska had an up-and-down career with the Huskies. As a freshman, he took over the starting job from incumbent starter Rob Nichols and held it through his sophomore season. However, midway through that year he was sidelined with a wrist injury. With Tanner Creel in goal, UConn won a program record seven-straight games.
As a junior, Huska once again began the year as the starter but allowed too many soft goals and was benched for freshman Tomas Vomacka. With Vomacka, UConn went 5-2 down the stretch and played its best hockey of the year. The one game Huska played in the last eight games, the Huskies lost 5-2 to Providence.
At the same time, Huska would have brilliant performances, such as UConn’s 2-1 win over Yale on New Years’ Eve. Those efforts just didn’t come as often as many hoped they would.
With Vomacka the likely starter for next season, it makes sense for Huska to sign and begin his pro career. It’s possible he continues to play at the XL Center as a member of the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate.