Bruins goaltending prospect Zane Gothberg forced his way onto the radar of B’s fans with his brilliant play at the University of North Dakota over the past couple of years, and now they’ll get used to a new name after he legally changed his last name to his mother’s maiden name, Zane McIntyre.
“My grandmother and my mother have been very influential in my life,” said the 6-foot-2, 206-pound McIntyre, through a press release on the NDU athletics website. “With the passing of my grandmother and my mother getting re-married, as well as my sister getting married, I’ve made the personal choice to carry on the family name in their honor.”
McIntyre, a sixth-round draft pick of the Bruins in 2010, went 20-10-3 last season and was a finalist for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s (NCHC) Goaltender of the Year award in a breakout season.
The 22-year-old led the NCHC with a 1.99 goals-against average and ranked second with a .926 save percentage. In 50 career appearances, McIntyre, of Thief River Falls, Minn., is 29-14-6 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a school-record .924 save percentage. McIntyre was still utilizing the Gothberg surname at Bruins development camp in July, but has now made the change for the rest of his promising hockey career.