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Stars sign goaltender Rynnas to two-year contract

TSN.ca Staff

7/7/2014 6:35:58 PM

The Dallas Stars signed goaltender Jussi Rynnas to a two-year contract on Monday.
 
Rynnas had a record of 28-5-7 in 40 regular season games with Karpat of the Finnish Elite League (Liiga) last season. Rynnas led all Liiga goaltenders with a 1.51 goals against average and a .939 save percentage, while he finished second in the league with nine shutouts and third with 28 wins. He also appeared in three postseason games with Karpat, posting an 0-3-0 record with a 2.57 GAA and an .881 SV% as his club went on to win the 2014 Liiga championship.
 
The 27-year-old has appeared in three career regular season NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs,  going 0-1-0 and stopping 39 shots for an .848 SV% and a 3.85 GAA. Rynnas also spent three seasons with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 2010-13.

In his three AHL seasons, the goaltender earned a career record of 31-33-5 with a 2.64 GAA and a .910 SV% with eight shutouts in 73 regular-season games with the Marlies. In addition to his time in the AHL, Rynnas spent part of the 2011-12 campaign with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, posting an 8-5-1 record with a 3.21 GAA and a .914 SV% with one shutout in 14 games with the club.