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Jussi Rynnas
Jussi rynnas
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
215 lb (98 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Toronto Marlies
Ässät
Born May 22 1987 (1987-05-22) (age 30),
Pori, Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2005 – present

Jussi Rynnäs is an ice hockey goalie who is in the Toronto Maple Leafs system. In 2009, he played for Ässät of the SM-liiga He had the top save percentage (.929) during the 2009-10 season while playing for Ässat in Finland. In 31 games that past season, he posted a goals against average of 2.50, which can be considered good, as his team placed second-last in the Finnish league.

Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs has agreed on the terms with free agent goalie to a 2 year entry-level contract. He is expected to begin the 2010-2011 season with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL.

CareerEdit

As a younger player, Rynnäs was never considered a prime talent and was, for example, never drafted in the NHL. After becoming over-aged to play in the Ässät Junior team, Rynnäs had serious trouble in finding himself a team, ending up in the Finnish 3rd division.

However, Ässät signed him for the 2009-2010 season and, after impressive performances in the pre-season games, Rynnäs got more and more responsibility and ended up becoming Ässät's number one goalkeeper and a fan favourite. In the end of the season, several NHL teams showed interest, and Rynnäs eventually chose Toronto.

StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs   Awards  
Season Team League GP W L T MIN PM SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN PM SO GAA SV%
2009-10 Ässät SM-Liiga 31 14 13 1 1658 69 2 (3) 2.50 92.92 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Rynnäs played also a third shut-out game in the 2009-2010 season against JYP. As he missed one second from a full game (playing 59.59), the Finnish league statistics system does not count the game as a shutout.

References Edit

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