Boston College goaltender Spencer Knight has signed with the Florida Panthers, ending his time at Boston College after 2 years. Knight joins fellow Eagle Logan Hutsko, who signed with the Panthers organization earlier this year after a season ending injury. Former BC defenseman Ben Finkelstein is also in the Panthers organization, currently playing with the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
This season Panthers have been starting Sergei Bobrovsky in net, with Philippe Desrosiers and Chris Driedger on the bench as backups.
Knight is a two-time Mike Richter Award top-five finalist, amongst numerous other accolades. During 2 seasons at BC he has a 39-12-3 record. As a freshman, Knight had a 1.97 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. This season, he averaged 2.18 goals allowed per game and had a .932 save percentage. He held opponents scoreless 8 separate times over his BC career.
Knight is also a multi-year member of the US World Juniors team, and he held opponents to 1.63 goals per game on Team USA’s way to gold in the most recent tournament.
Knight’s departure leaves BC with 2 goalies: Henry Wilder and Jack Moffatt. Wilder played 3 games this year while Knight was at World Juniors. He averaged 3.20 goals against and had a .909 save percentage. Moffatt missed this season with an injury, and saw action in 1 game as a freshman, where he stopped all 4 shots he faced. With seniors from many schools entering the transfer portal due to COVID-19 eligibility, the Eagles will likely be looking to add another goaltender to the roster as a grad transfer.
Best of luck to Knight as he pursues a pro career!