CALGARY - The Fort Wayne Komets announced Friday that goaltender Cam Lanigan has signed an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) and has been added to the team's roster. Lanigan is the tenth Cougars men's hockey player to sign with a professional team since Mount Royal entered U SPORTS.
Lanigan, 25, completed his fourth year at Mount Royal University this season registering a 9-8-0 record, 2.59 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 18 conference games. The Cougars finished with a 12-14-3 regular season record for sixth place. They went on to upset the third-ranked Manitoba Bisons before dropping a semifinal series to the eventual Canada West champions, the Alberta Golden Bears. Lanigan started in all four playoff games.
Lanigan spoke about his opportunity with the Komets.
"I found out late, so it was pretty sudden. I had been in the mix and definitely let my agent know that I wanted to go on and play. It's off to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Komets for the foreseeable future. They have a month left down there. I'll be thrown right into it this week. I'll be starting Saturday so that'll be exciting. The chance to go down and play more, showcase some talent, to get another offer to play somewhere in the fall or go overseas would be great because I still have aspirations to play hockey for the foreseeable future in my life so this is an exciting opportunity to take advantage of."
The Calgary, Alberta native skated five years of juniors in the WHL with Edmonton, Kamloops, Portland and Medicine Hat before making his pro debut in 2013-14 appearing in three CHL (Central Hockey League) games with the Arizona Sun Dogs.