went 2-6-1 in nine starts in 2004-05, but could be Clarkson's
No. 1 goaltender this winter.
Statistics: McNulty's stats – 10 games played
and nine starts with a 2.98 goals-against average and .894
save percentage – aren't noteworthy. Dustin Traylen,
who was dismissed from the team earlier this year, has started
80 percent of Clarkson's games and been the goalie of record
in 77 percent of Clarkson's wins over the last two seasons.
He Does: McNulty is a solid technical goaltender
that enters this season in a duel with sophomore David Leggio
for the right to be Clarkson's new go-to guy between the pipes.
McNulty has the edge in experience, but each goalie goes into
pre-season camp with an equal chance to win the starting job.
Bigger Picture: Nobody involved with the Clarkson
program will deny that last year was a disappointment. The
team came in with high expectations and struggled most of
the season. Inconsistent goaltending and poor leadership affected
the Golden Knights. If McNulty wins the starting job and plays
well – and continues to be a positive locker room presence
– he could singlehandedly help turn around both of those
head coach George Roll on McNulty: “Kyle is
one of those guys that you want to see succeed. He has a great
work ethic and he does everything that a coach could ask of
a player on the ice, in the classroom, and there's never been
any issues off the ice."