After 10 years, one national championship, a pair of Thorne Cups, and eight division titles, the only thing the El Paso Rhinos lacked was a link with the National Hockey League. They can now cross that off the list as well. The Minnesota Wild signed former Rhinos goaltender Adam Vay to a free agent contract. He becomes the first former Rhinos player to ever sign an NHL contract.

"He's six-foot five and one of the most athletic goalies I've ever seen," Rhinos head coach Cory Herman told 600 ESPN El Paso today. "His work ethic on and off the ice is second to none. Adam's biggest quality is that he's a great person. I'm really proud of him and he deserves everything he has achieved because of how hard he works."

Between 2014-15, Vay went 28-4-0 with a 2.03 GAA, a .923 save percentage, and five shutouts in 32 games with the Rhinos in the Western States Hockey League. He excelled as a member of Hungary at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia. He posted a 3.67 GAA and a .911 SV% in three games for Hungary.