Rangers agree to deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have agreed to a deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta.
The 26-year-old Raanta appeared in 25 games with the Rangers this season after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in June. He had an 11-6-2 record, with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and a shutout playing behind Henrik Lundqvist.
Raanta allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his 18 starts.
He earned a win in each of his first four starts of the season, becoming the first goaltender in franchise history to register a win in each of his first four starts with the Rangers. He also was the fourth goaltender in franchise history to earn a shutout in his first start with the Rangers and the first to do so since Marcel Paille on Nov. 2, 1957.
Raanta made three appearances in the Rangers' first-round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.