The 24-year-old Raanta was 21-10-11 with five shutouts, a 1.85 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in 45 games last season, leading Assat Pori to the SM-liiga championship in Finland. He was 4-3 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .928 save percentage for Finland in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers