The 25-year-old stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced in the Komets’ season-opening 4-2 win over Toledo on Saturday.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Houser has appeared in 99 career ECHL games with Cincinnati, Manchester and Fort Wayne posting an overall record of 55-34-8 with five shutouts, a 2.54 goals-against average and a save percentage of .918.
Under an American Hockey League contract with Tucson, Houser has seen action in 72 career AHL games with San Antonio, Ontario and Cleveland going 32-26-4 with three shutouts, a 2.88 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901.
Prior to turning pro, Houser played three seasons with London of the Ontario Hockey League where he went 93-38-7 with seven shutouts, a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .912 while leading the Knights to the 2010 OHL title.
Runner Up: Pat Nagle, Toledo (1-0-0, 1.89 GAA, .921 save pct.).