Griffins sign Pat Nagle to a professional tryout

Photo by Dave Reginek/DRW
Photo by Dave Reginek/DRW

By @MichaelCaples –

The Grand Rapids Griffins might be adding a familiar name to their goaltending corps.

The Wings’ AHL affiliate announced today that they have signed Pat Nagle to a professional tryout.

Nagle, 27, played four seasons for Ferris State University from 2007-11, accumulating a 2.32 goals-against average and a 45-42-11 record during his time in Big Rapids. The Bloomfield native has been playing for the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets this season, and he holds a 17-4-1 record, along with a 2.42 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

Nagle has appeared in three AHL games during his professional career, two with the Syracuse Crunch and one with the Rochester Americans, which occurred this season. In that outing, Nagle stopped 39 of the 42 shots he faced, but his team lost 4-0 to the Adirondack Flames.

The former Ferris State standout was named to the All-CCHA First Team and was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidate in his final collegiate season.