Antti Raanta

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Antti Raanta
Born(1989-05-12) May 12, 1989 (age 25)
Rauma, Finland
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Lukko
Ässät
National team Finland
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2008–present
 
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Antti Raanta
Born(1989-05-12) May 12, 1989 (age 25)
Rauma, Finland
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Lukko
Ässät
National team Finland
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2008–present

Antti Raanta (born May 12, 1989 in Rauma, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

In 2013, he won the Finnish championship with Ässät and he was awarded both the Lasse Oksanen trophy for the SM-liiga best player of regular season and the Jari Kurri trophy for the best player of the playoffs with .955 SV%.

On June 3, 2013, Raanta signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.[1] Raanta was recalled by the Blackhawks from the Rockford IceHogs on November 17, 2013, due to backup goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin being injured in a loss versus the Nashville Predators the previous night.[2] Raanta made his NHL debut against the Colorado Avalanche on November 19, 2013, stopping 14 of 16 shots in relief of Corey Crawford.[3] On December 30, 2013, Raanta earned his 1st career shutout, beating the Los Angeles Kings, at home in the United Center. He stopped all 26 shots he faced, and improved to 10-1-3 on the season. Raanta was named Rookie of the Month (shared with Martin Jones) for December 2013, going 8-1-3 with one shutout.[4] On January 12, 2014, Raanta brought his team back onto a winning streak. The Blackhawks were on a three game losing streak, with Crawford as goalie for all three. Raanta played against the Edmonton Oilers and won 5-3.

On June 27, 2014, the Blackhawks signed Raanta to a two-year contract extension.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLT/OTMINGASOGAASV%GPWLMINGASOGAASV%
2009–10LukkoSM-l156718363722.66.918
2010–11LukkoSM-l2066410644222.37.91120184604.28.818
2011–12ÄssätSM-l382110421498022.23.933303176903.07.917
2012–13ÄssätSM-l4521101125958051.85.9431612410382341.33.954
2013–14Rockford IcehogsAHL147506773202.83.914
2013–14Chicago BlackhawksNHL25135413976312.71.897
Liiga totals1185433206644239112.16.9322112812983841.76.941

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russo, Michael (3 June 2013). "Raanta reportedly agrees to terms with the Blackhawks". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Blackhawks, Chicago (17 November 2013). "Blackhawks recall goaltender Antti Raanta from Rockford". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche - Boxscore - November 19, 2013". ESPN. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kings' Jones and Blackhawks' Raanta named NHL co-rookies of the month for December". National Hockey League. 
  5. ^ http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723916

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