News 12 @ 11 Tue. Oct 9
Augusta, GA – Two major components from last year's team that won a Lynx-record 39 regular season games, have returned to the line-up for another go around with the Lynx during the historic 10th anniversary. Goaltender David McKee and defenseman Eric Lundberg returned to Augusta on Tuesday and were added to the Lynx roster, Head Coach Bob Ferguson announced on Tuesday. "These are two pretty good additions," Ferguson said. "One of the things I was most concerned about was our lack of experience, so when you get a couple of guys like that with experience, it's definitely a big bonus for us."
McKee, 23, starred for the Lynx in goal last year, appearing in 52 games posting a 3.35 goals against average and an 89.8 save percentage. He won 29 out of the 39 Lynx wins and says he is happy to be back in Augusta. "I really enjoyed my experience last year and enjoy it in Augusta. It is nice to be back," said McKee. McKee was called up several times last year to the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL, but never appeared in a game. He played seven games for the Portland Pirates, posting better numbers in both save percentage and goals against average than those in Augusta. McKee, who hails from Irving, Texas starred for Cornell University for three seasons prior to turning pro where he was a Hobey Baker finalist during the 2004-05 season. Prior to attending Cornell, McKee played junior hockey for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League.
Lundberg, 24, is entering his third year with the Lynx. The defenseman from Vernon, Connecticut has played in 100 career games with the Lynx (including playoffs) and scored 25 points during that time. Last season, he was fifth in scoring for Lynx defensemen and played in 54 games adding 79 penalty minutes. Lundberg was a 3rd round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and prior to turning pro, played four seasons at Providence College. Prior to attending Providence, Lundberg played junior hockey for the New England Jr. Coyotes of the Eastern Junior Hockey League.