VICTORIA, British Columbia – The Victoria Salmon Kings announced that the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League have reassigned goaltender Rob McVicar to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
Selected in the fifth round (151st overall) by Vancouver in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and under contract to the Canucks, the 24-year-old is 7-8-1 with a goals against of 3.95 and a save percentage of .879 in 20 games with Victoria and 3-3-0 with a goals against of 3.03 and a save percentage of .901 in six games with Manitoba.
McVicar, who began his professional career in the ECHL with Columbia, made his NHL debut on Dec. 1 with the Canucks, becoming the 24th player in 2005-06 and the 280th player overall to play in the NHL after playing in the ECHL. The 23-year-old McVicar played the final 2:44 of Vancouver’s 5-3 loss at Edmonton, relieving former Columbia goaltender Alex Auld.
McVicar was 11-5-2 with goals-against of 2.59 and save percentage of .909 as a rookie in 19 games with Columbia in 2003-04 and 14-14-5 with three shutouts, goals-against of 2.37 and a save percentage of .920 in 34 games with the Inferno in 2004-05.