Rangers Acquire Raanta To Back Up Lundqvist

The Rangers now have a Swedish King and a Finnish Prince.

The Rangers answered their backup goaltender question Saturday Afternoon when they acquired Antti Raanta from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Ryan Haggerty.

Raanta has played parts of two seasons in Chicago, going  20-9-5, along with a 2.41 GAA, a .912 SV%, and 3 SO. With Corey Crawford and Scott Darling in net for the Hawks, Raanta became expendable.

The 26 year-old split this past season between Chicago and the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 14 appearances with Chicago in 2014-15, Raanta posted a 7-4-1 record, along with a 1.89 GAA, a .936 SV%, and 2 SO. He allowed two goals or fewer in seven of 12 starts. Raanta made a single-game NHL career-high 40 saves on Dec. 3 vs. St. Louis. In 11 AHL appearances with Rockford in 2014-15, Raanta posted an 8-1-1 record, along with a 2.39 GAA, a .918 SV%, and 2 SO.


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