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Nell signs with New York Rangers

03/24/2017, 12:00pm CDT
By Sentinel-Tribune Sports Staff

Notre Dame alum will forgo final year at Bowling Green

Slideshow photo by J.D. Pooley, Sentinel-Tribune Sports

Bowling Green’s record-setting goaltender Chris Nell signed an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers on Thursday, ending his collegiate career.

He is the second Bowling Green player to sign an entry-level contract and leave school early, joining defenseman Mark Friedman, who signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Nell, a junior from Green Bay, Wisconsin, recorded a school-record 11 shutouts in 84 games in net for the Falcons. He owned a .922 save percentage, which is also the best in BG history. His goals-against average was 2.07.

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