The New York Rangers announced today that they’ve signed backup goaltender Antti Raanta to a new contract. The team made the announcement via their official Twitter account.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 2, 2016
Raanta was acquired last summer in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks to replace former backup goaltender Cam Talbot. Talbot was highly touted during the offseason and eventually ended up in Edmonton via trade.
Throughout the regular season, Raanta appeared in 24 games and recorded a record of 11-6-2. He finished the regular season with a .919 save percentage and 2.25 goals-against average.
Raanta also appeared in three playoff games in relief of Henrik Lundqvist. He posted a playoff save percentage of .895 and a 2.56 goals-against average. The Rangers were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games.
Raanta expressed that he wanted to stay in New York following their first-round elimination, and also expressed his gratitude via Twitter following the announcement.
— Antti Raanta (@ARaanta31) May 2, 2016
No details have been released regarding the term or salary his new deal will carry.
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