Checkers Sign Goaltender Ayers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers have signed goaltender Mike Ayers, who was named Hockey East Player of the Year in 2002-03 after going 27-8-6 with seven shutouts, including the first ever in a Hockey East Championship game, a goal-against average of 2.18 and a save percentage of .926.

Selected in the sixth round (177th overall) by Chicago in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-11 and 190-pound Ayers was 58-25-12 with 13 shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.49 and a save percentage of .914 in 102 career games with the University of New Hampshire.

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