Antti Raanta

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Antti Raanta
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Raanta in 2015
Born (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 31)
Rauma, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
Lukko
Ässät
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Antti Raanta (born May 12, 1989) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers.

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Before playing in the NHL, Raanta played 4 seasons in the SM-liiga with Lukko and Ässät.

During his time with Ässät, he won 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%. He went 21-10-11 and recorded five shutouts in 45 games. He finished with a 1.85 goals-against average and .943 save percentage.[1]

On June 3, 2013, he signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.[1] He was assigned to their AHL-affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. On November 17, 2013, he was recalled by the Blackhawks from the Rockford IceHogs because backup goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was injured in a loss versus the Nashville Predators the previous night.[2]

On December 30, 2013, he was able to earn his first career shutout when the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings at home. He was able to stop all 26 shots that he had faced, and improved to 10-1-3 on the season. He was named the Rookie of the Month, along with Martin Jones, for December 2013, going 8-1-3 with one shutout.[3]

On June 27, 2015, Raanta was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Haggerty.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Blackhawks sign Finnish goalie Antti Raanta". NHL. Retrieved 2014-03-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Blackhawks recall goaltender Raanta from Rockford". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2014-03-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Kings' Jones and Blackhawks' Raanta named NHL co-rookies of the month for December". NHL. Retrieved 2014-03-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Rangers Acquire Goaltender Antti Raanta". New York Rangers. Retrieved 2016-3-2. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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