BINGHAMTON – The American Hockey League announced today that New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood has been selected as the Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month for February.

In seven games with New Jersey during the month on February, Blackwood was 6-0-1 with a 1.27 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and two shutouts for the Devils.

The native of Thunder Bay, Ont. played a total of 88 games in the American Hockey League over his first three pro seasons and was selected to the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic in Springfield. The 2015 second-round pick of the New Jersey Devils has appeared in 44 total games for New Jersey this season and leads all National Hockey League rookie goaltenders in victories with a record of 21-12-8. In addition, Blackwood has a 2.71 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage, and three total shutouts. Overall, Blackwood has played in 67 NHL games and has a 2.76 goals-against average, .917 save percentage, and five total shutouts.

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The Devils are back home Friday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:05 p.m. College students can get $10 tickets and a FREE drink or slider at Craft after the game. Saturday, the Devils host Lehigh Valley at a special 4:05 p.m. Parade Day puck drop! Fans can get $5, 20-ounce draft beer and listen to live music from 3-4 p.m. between sections 19 and 20 at the UHS Sound Stage. In addition, fans can enjoy corned beef sandwiches in the Arena Club all game long. Tickets are available by calling or texting “TICKETS” to 607-722-7367.

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