During Sunday afternoon’s game, the Blackhawks announced that the organization has signed goaltender Mac Carruth to a one-year contract – for the rest of the 2015-16 season.
Carruth, 23, was drafted by the Hawks in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. He has spent most of this year with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL, posting a 12-7-2 record with a 2.30 goals against average and .923 save percentage with one shutout in 21 games. In six games with Rockford in the AHL, Carruth is 0-2-1 with a 3.32 goals against average and .882 save percentage.
Rockford has been riding Michael Leighton for the majority of this season, with Mark Visentin serving as the IceHogs’ primary backup. Leighton, 34, has a contract with the Chicago organization, while Visentin’s deal with with Rockford only.