Found August 20, 2013 on The Hockey House:
Abbotsford Heat goaltender Leland Irving and Albany Devils forward Philip DeSimone have signed tryout contracts with Finnish team Jokerit. Many people thought Irving was the goaltender of the future for Calgary after he was drafted in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. A restricted free agent last season, Irving publicly considered signing in Europe if he couldn’t get a one-way contract [...]

Flames backup goalie trying out for a Finnish team: report

Leland Irving is the odd man out in the log-jam that is the Calgary Flames’ goaltending depth. According to Irving will try out for the Finnish squad Jokerit Helsinki of the SM-liiga. Irving the Flames’ No. 1 pick in the 2006 NHL entry draft (26th overall) played in only six games for the pro club last season logging a 3.33 goals against average and a .833 save...
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