The Toronto Maple Leafs have just wrapped up an important piece of business, if one that is not too likely to have an impact on their current form.
According to an official announcement from the Maple Leafs official website the team has signed 20 year old goaltender Jared Woll out of Boston College. Woll, a former Toronto Maple Leafs third round draft selection (62nd overall) at the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft, has spent the 3 previous season putting up stellar numbers at Boston College. In his most recent season Woll appeared in a total of 37 games and recorded a 2.41 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. Those numbers become even more impressive when you realize that he was on the losing end of most of those games with his team posting just a 13 - 21 - 3 recording with him in goal. Even over his full 101 game career at Boston College Woll's numbers only dip ever so slightly with a 2.51 goals against average overall and an identical .919 career save percentage, signs of really good consistent play from the young netminder.
Canadian hockey fans will likely know him best from his time at the World Junior Championship Tournaments of the past where he played multiple tomes as part of Team USA.. In 2017 Woll helped his country, the United States of America, capture a gold medal at that year's tournament and in 2019 his team had a slightly less impressive finish at the tournament claiming the bronze.
Woll's contract will be a standard 3 year entry level deal which should give the Leafs plenty of time to develop him, and could potentially even result in him getting a call up to the main roster at some point over that span. It is unclear where Woll is expected to report at this time but if I had to venture a guess I would suspect he will likely get a shot in the American Hockey League with the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate organization the Toronto Marlies. That is of course only speculation on my part at this time.
Congratulations to Joseph Woll on his very first NHL deal.