Kalamazoo Wings Sign Capitals Camp Invitee Brooks Ostergard
25 year old Ostergard is a rookie in the ECHL this season after a decent 4-year collegiate career at Robert Morris University. He finished his college career with a 39-41-12 record, and a 2.73 GAA and .917 save percentage, both program highs at RMU. Last year as a senior, Ostergard compiled a 2.43 GAA and a .928 save percentage, which was tenth best among NCAA Division I goaltenders. As a freshman in 2008-2009, Ostergard was named to the College Hockey America All-Rookie Team.
Prior to the ECHL season, Ostergard attended the Washington Capitals Developmental Camp, where he worked with former NHL goaltender and current Caps goaltending coach, Olaf Kolzig. After camp, he signed a deal with the Orlando Sea Bears, whom he appeared in two preseason games with. With former AHL goalies John Curry and Mike Brodeur manning the pipes in Orlando, he was released, giving him the chance to look elsewhere for a contract. He played one game with the Chicago Express last season in a relief effort.
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