Miikka Kiprusoff is leaving the NHL and Calgary flames in his condition. |
The veteran goalkeeper announced his retirement after Monday 12 NHL season, the last nine and the club, he wants to end his career.
Kiprusoff 36, career began in SAN jose sharks, in 2003 joined the flame, help guide them to the Stanley cup finals next year.
He decided to retire at the end of last season, but want to do in the summer before an official statement, he is "100% sure".
"This is an important decision for me personally, my family, organization and fans, flame" Kiprusoff said in a news release."I've been lucky, spent ten years of my career in Calgary. There is no better place to live and play."
The native turku, Finland is flame record with 305 wins, 576 9 shutouts game.
And the playoffs last season, the team discuss Calgary Flames custom stickers trading Kiprusoff at the trade deadline.
Although he has not no-trade clause, Kiprusoff says he will not report to a new team if processing.Toronto maple leaf did not let him to change his mind.
"Miikka front has been with us since the trade deadline, he wants to finish his distinguished career as a fire, the 2013 season will be his last."Feaster says jie, general manager of Calgary."We as an organization, has been clear, we don't want fish he made a rash or hasty decision.
"We wanted to give him time to refresh in the summer and
Calgary Flames custom stickers spend some extra time to make their own decisions."
Make his first Kiprusoff NHL and SAN jose in March 2001 after two seasons with Kentucky AHL work.Kiprusoff took part with three seasons before being traded to SAN jose Calgary on November 16, 2003, a second round draft.
The deal to help form a flame franchise in the next decade.
Modern NHL Kiprusoff completed the 2003-04 season against an average of 1.69, beat him to the playoffs.He won 15 playoff games, there are five shutouts and leading flame in a victory for the Stanley cup champion.
He was a finalist for the Vezina trophy to the NHL's top goalkeepers, after that season won the award two years to complete the 2005-06 campaign record of 42-20-11 a 2.07 average, against.In 923, the percentage of the savings, and a set of 10 shutouts records.
The flame has been having a hard time in recent years, missed the playoffs the last four seasons.Kiprusoff struggle in last season's 8-14-2 record, gaa, 3.44.882 percentage.Calgary finished 13th in the western with 42 points.
In 623 career regular season and Calgary and SAN jose, he walked 2.49 gaa and 319-213-319.912 percentage.
"Kiprusoff Miikka has been the backbone of the Calgary flames since he arrived here in 2003, more than 70 night, every night he grandeur of the pipeline between each season gave the team a chance to win."Feaster said."He has inspired hope and confidence, he let people better players around him because of his talent.
"Miikka will take his place in the pantheon of great, where he goaltenders NHL in the history of the flame is safe."
Flame, who is in a rebuilding mode, hired former Toronto maple leaf general manager Brian burke is their President, hockey operation last week. -- -- -- ---
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