The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Trent Miner to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Miner, 20, started the 2020-21 campaign on an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s Colorado Eagles while awaiting the start of the Western Hockey League season. He produced a 2-3-1 record with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with the Eagles and earned his first professional shutout on Feb. 27 against Tucson. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound netminder returned to the Vancouver Giants for the beginning of the WHL season and finished with a 7-8-0 record, 2.16 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 15 games. Miner was tied for fourth in the league in goals-against average, and his four shutouts were tied for first among all WHL goaltenders.
In his first full season with Vancouver in 2018-19, Miner posted a 24-5-2 record with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage, ranking third among all WHL goaltenders (15 or more games played) in both goals-against average and save percentage.
Selected by the Avalanche in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft, Miner is 48-28-5 in 84 career WHL contests, all with Vancouver, with a 2.49 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and eight shutouts. The Brandon, Manitoba, native helped the Giants reach the postseason in two straight seasons from 2018-19 and has a 5-4 record, 2.91 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in nine career playoff appearances.