Mathias Niederberger — yes, that is his real name — has signed a one-year deal with the Manchester Monarchs.
Niederberger, 20, has spent the last two seasons with the OHL’s Barrie Colts, appearing in 140 games. Last season, in 56 regular games, Niederberger posted a 2.34 GAA and .933 SV%. In addition, the German netminder appeared in 22 playoff games for the Colts last season, and had a 2.60 GAA and .928 SV%.
A first round draft pick of the Barrie Colts in the OHL import draft, Niederberger was passed over in the draft, and will make his professional debut with the Monarchs.