He signs with Kolner Haie, where he should have much better luck than what he was able to achieve in his short stint in Russia.
After 8 years in draft squad Carolina Hurricanes‘ prospect system, he spent a pair of years with Washington Capitals before inking with Arizona Coyotes for last season and subsequently getting traded to Dallas Stars.
At 31-years old he should still have some pro hockey time left in the tank but will need to find the right fit.
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In 16 NHL games this season he has a 6-8 record but his 2.23 GAA and .925 SV% always gives his team a chance to win.
He’s played 63 total games serving mostly as back-up net minder with appearances in each of the last 5 seasons.
The 6’1″ 210 lbs. goalie has played in 214 AHL games sporting a nifty 2.64 GAA and .912 SV%. He is on the record books with Charlotte Checkers for best in both categories in a single season, most shutouts in a year and overall and has appeared in two All-Star Games receiving best net minder for his play in the 2013 skills competition.
He was re-signed to a two-year contract extension with 2013/2014 as a one-way deal. It will be tough to reassign the player without losing him on waivers.
The 27-year old will likely be staying put with the only team he’s dressed for.