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Antti Raanta | Goalie

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 182
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The Chicago Blackhawks have inked Antti Raanta to a two-year contract extension.
Raanta had a 2.71 GAA and .897 save percentage in 25 games with Chicago in 2013-14. He was originally expected to spend the season in the minors, but he moved up in the depth charts because Nikolai Khabibulin spent most of the campaign on the sidelines. This time around, Raanta will enter the season as Chicago's clear backup. Jun 27 - 10:27 AM

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The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for Antti Raanta to continue to serve as the team's backup goaltender in 2014-15.

Raanta gained that role when Nikolai Khabibulin suffered a season-ending injury. The Blackhawks need to re-sign him as he's scheduled to become a restricted free agent, but it looks like they plan to do so and not pursue a veteran backup to take his place.
Jun 11 - 5:03 PM

Look for Antti Raanta to be back as the Chicago Blackhawks' backup goaltender in 2014-15.

Raanta spent most of the campaign in that role, but that was because Nikolai Khabibulin suffered a season-ending injury. It looks like Chicago won't go down the route of signing another veteran to backup Corey Crawford. They do need to come to terms with Raanta though, as he's a restricted free agent.
Jun 3 - 2:41 PM

Antti Raanta is slated for restricted free agency this summer.

He wants to re-sign with the Blackhawks, but said his contract situations is a "big mystery" right now. Raanta became Corey Crawford's backup after he played well when Chicago's number one keeper was injured.
May 20 - 1:25 PM

Goalie Antti Raanta, Corey Crawford's backup, could turn aside only 16 shots in the Chicago Blackhawks' 7-5 loss to the Predators in Nashville Saturday night.

The game marked the end of the regular season for the Blackhawks. The Stanley Cup defending championship finished with a 46-21-15 record, good for third in the Central Division. They will face either the Colorado Avalanche or the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference first round. Raanta finishes the season with a record of 13-5-4, a GAA of 2.71 and a save percentage of .897.
Apr 12 - 11:11 PM

Look for Antti Raanta to start in goal against the Predators Saturday night.

He has not started in a week but will get the call to give Corey Crawford a rest heading into the playoffs. He did play Friday night in relief of Crawford in a loss to Washington and stopped all seven shots he faced.
Apr 12 - 12:34 PM

Antti Raanta stopped 24 of 27 shots, and rode a last-second goal by his offense to a 4-3 win over Columbus on Friday night.

Raanta improves to 13-4-4 this season after a string of five straight winless appearances where he went 0-3-1 and allowed 17 goals in four and a half games. The 24 year old owns a .900 save percentage and 2.60 goals against average, providing decent relief for the Stanley Cup Champions' starter Corey Crawford.
Apr 4 - 10:28 PM

Antti Raanta allowed five goals on 29 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

Raanta falls to 12-4-4 on the season and posts his fifth straight abysmal start. The 24 year old Finn was superb filling in while starter Corey Crawford was injured earlier in the season, but the Hawks cannot be happy with their backup right now, who has allowed 15 goals in his last four appearances.
Mar 28 - 10:33 PM

Antti Raanta will start for Chicago on Friday.

Corey Crawford will get a night off after starting on Thursday. Raantan has a 2.45 GAA and .905 save percentage in 21 games in 2013-14.
Mar 28 - 5:37 PM

Anntti Raanta suffered a rare loss on Tuesday as the Blackhawks were beaten by Philadelphia in overtime by a score of 3-2.

Raanta put forth a strong effort in the loss as he stopped 34 of 37 shots despite lowering his record to 12-3-4. He's not likely to see the net again soon, but he can be counted on to deliver an impressive performance when he does. His GAA is 2.45 while his save percentage is .905.
Mar 19 - 12:32 AM

Antti Raanta will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

It will be Raanta's second start in four games. He has a 2.44 GAA and .904 save percentage in 20 games this season.
Mar 18 - 12:31 PM

Antti Raanta allowed three goals on 29 shots in Chicago's 3-2 loss to Colorado Wednesday night.

Raanta played his first game since Jan. 28 and he allowed one easy goal. He still has a solid 12-3-3 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and .904 save percentage. Look for Corey Crawford to start on Friday against Nashville.
Mar 13 - 3:53 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks will go with Antti Raanta on Wednesday.

Raanta has a 2.40 GAA and .904 save percentage in 19 games this season. He hasn't played since Jan. 28, but he might get a bit more ice time going forward in the interests of keeping Corey Crawford fresh for the playoffs.
Mar 11 - 3:22 PM

Coach Joel Quenneville said that Antti Raanta is projected to play at some point this week.

"We want to get him some games," Quenneville said. Raanta hasn't played since he was pulled against Calgary on Jan. 28. He could get the nod against Phoenix on Friday. Chicago also plays back-to-back situations for the following two weeks, so he should get some playing time then as well.
Mar 10 - 11:05 AM

Antti Raanta will start against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Chicago will play against Vancouver on Wednesday and the Blackhawks want Corey Crawford rested for that contest. Raanta has a 2.24 GAA and .910 save percentage in 18 games in 2013-14.
Jan 28 - 2:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Peter Regin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Nick Leddy
5Johnny Oduya
6Michal Rozsival
7Sheldon Brookbank
8David Rundblad
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta