Antti Raanta Named Co-Rookie of the Month
Chicago Blackhawks rookie goaltender Antti Raanta was named co-rookie of the month along with Martin Jones of the LA Kings.
Antti Raanta recorded an 8-1-3 record with a 2.23 GAA, .912 save percentage and a shutout in his 12 December appearances.
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Raanta stepped up big when the Blackhawks #1 goalie, Corey Crawford, went down with an injury. Raanta’s play not only gave Crawford plenty of time to heal but it also showed the Blackhawks front office that the Finnish rookie has what it takes to be a goalie in the NHL.
Personally I think this was Raanta’s best save in December…
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