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Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Monday that goaltender Kevin Carr has been re-signed for the 2014-15 Southern Professional Hockey League season.
However, the 24-year-old has also been signed by the Tulsa Oilers (Central Hockey League) and will report to camp there as part of a four-goaltender battle. If he misses a roster spot, he will return to Peoria.
A native of Unionville, Ontario, Carr came in at the end of last season and made his professional debut on March 8, 2014. That night, the rookie made 26 saves on 27 shots and earned his first career victory with a 4-1 decision against the Mississippi Surge.
Overall, Carr went 2-1-1 with the Rivermen last season and posted a 1.48 goals against average and .950 saves rate in four appearances. On April 1, he was called up by the Colorado Eagles (ECHL) as an emergency backup, but never played.
Prior to turning pro, the 6’2, 175-pound netminder completed a four-year career at Buffalo State College, where he notched a 2.92 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in 15 appearances. Overall, he went 45-47-12 with a 2.67 goals against average and a .921 saves rate in 104 career games at Buffalo State.
Carr also earned merits such as All-SUNYAC First Team (2010-11), All-SUNYAC Second Team (2011-12, 2012-13) and the Skidmore Invitational Tournament MVP (2012-13).
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