Lumberjacks acquire former NTDP goaltender Keegan Karki

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By @MichaelCaples –

The Muskegon Lumberjacks announced today that they have acquired a goaltender already familiar with the Great Lakes State.

Former USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program netminder Keegan Karki has joined the ‘Jacks, replacing Matthew Vernon as Muskegon’s back-up netminder to Adam Brizgala.

“Well, first off I’m still learning about Keegan,” said head coach John LaFontaine. “We’ve only seen him for one practice so far, but he has skill in net to go with a 6-foot-4 frame. What I do know is that he’s come to Muskegon with the right frame of mind to earn ice time.”

Karki spent the 2016-17 season with the NTDP before leaving the national program this offseason. He was selected No. 20 overall by the Omaha Lancers in the 2016 USHL Phase 2 Draft.