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Hunter Miska

Born:July 7, 1995Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Stacy, MinnesotaPosition:Goaltender
Known For:2017 NCAA (NCHC) ChampionCatches:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Colorado Avalanche

Hunter Miska (born July 7, 1995) is a current American ice hockey goaltender, currently under contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Undrafted at the NHL level, Miska spent two seasons with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). In his first season, he was named to the BCHL Second Team All-Star and received the BCHL Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy for best combined goals-against average. He followed it up the next year with his best year in any league statistically, capturing the BCHL Championship and named the best goaltender of the year.

After one year in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and another in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Miska signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes in 2017. He spent two years with the organization and spent the majority of his time with the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League (AHL). In his rookie year, he posted an impressive record of 22-9-0. The following season, he received a call-up from Arizona to fill in for an injured Antti Raanta and appeared in one game, making his NHL debut in relief of a struggling Darcy Kuemper.

Hunter Miska Arizona Coyotes
Hunter Miska, Arizona Coyotes (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Once his entry-level deal came to an end, Miska opted to sign with the Avalanche on a one-year, two-way deal. He spent the season with the Colorado Eagles in 2019-20 and posted a 16-6-4 record with a .924 SV%. His return to stellar performances earned him a call-up the following season. On February 26, 2021, Miska earned his first NHL win against his former team. In 2021-22, he split time between the Eagles and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. At the conclusion of the season, he was called up by Colorado to be a part of the Black Aces roster.

Hunter Miska Statistics


  • U17 WHC Silver Medal (2012)
  • U18 WJC Silver Medal (2013)
  • BCHL Second Team All-Star (2014)
  • 2x BCHL Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy (Best Combined GAA) (2014, 2015)
  • BCHL Best GAA (1.88) (2015)
  • BCHL Best SVS% (.931) (2015)
  • BCHL Champion (2015)
  • BCHL First Team All-Star (2015)
  • BCHL Top Goaltender (2015)
  • USA Hockey Junior Goalie of the Year (Dave Peterson Award) (2016)
  • USHL Clark Cup Finals (2016)
  • NCAA (NCHC) All-Tournament Team (2017)
  • NCAA (NCHC) Champion (2017)
  • NCAA (NCHC) Second All-Star Team (2017)