The Vegas Golden Knights announced Friday that the club has signed goaltender prospect Isaiah Saville to a three-year entry-level contract.
Saville was Vegas’ fifth-round selection (No. 135) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
As reported by PuckPedia, the structure of the contract will allow the Knights to use Saville as an emergency exception call-up, giving the team some added insurance in the crease.
The #VegasBorn signed '19 5th Round Pick G Saville to 3 year Entry Level Deal:— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) March 19, 2022
Yr 1 750K NHL, 83K Signing Bonus, 70K Minors
Yr 2/3 775K NHL, 83K SB, 70K Minors
Cap Hit/AAV 850K
Rep'd by Scott Bartlett @BartlettHockey https://t.co/XUajbC6NTi
The native of Anchorage, Alaska will forego his senior season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he went 16-14-0 with a 2.52 goals-against average and .907 save percentage this past season.
Saville played for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL before his collegiate career. There, he went 25-4-3 with a 1.90 goals-against average and .925 save percentage; he was named USHL Goaltender of the Year in 2018-19.
Saville is smaller than most goaltenders in today’s NHL at 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds but makes the most of his angles and positioning.