Rangers acquire goalie Raanta from Blackhawks


Antti Raanta. (Paul Beaty/AP)

The New York Rangers acquired goaltender Antti Raanta from the Chicago Blackahwks in exchange for forward Ryan Haggerty Saturday.

Raanta went 7-4-1 with a .936 save percentage and 1.89 GAA in 14 games for Chicago last season. The 26-year-old Rauma, Finland native also went 8-1-1 with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

The move comes shortly after the Rangers traded backup netminder Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers for draft picks earlier in the day.

Starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist missed a large chunk of the 2014-15 campaign due to injury and Talbot filled in admirably. The 27-year-old went 21-9-4 with .926 save percentage, 2.21 goals-against average and five shutouts in 36 appearances.

The Rangers were one of the busiest teams on the second day of the 2015 NHL Draft. After the Talbot deal, the Rangers traded Carl Hagelin and two picks to the Anaheim Ducks for Emerson Etem and a pick.

Haggerty had 15 goals, 18 assists with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the American Hockey League last season.

June 27, 2015 - 3:11 pm ET
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