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Jones, Raanta named co-winners of NHL's top rookie for December award

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 3:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Goaltenders Martin Jones of the Los Angeles Kings and Antti Raanta of the Chicago Blackhawks were named co-winners of the NHL's top rookie award for December on Friday.

Jones posted an 8-2-0 record with a 1.29 goals-against average, .955 save percentage and three shutouts in 10 games.

Raanta compiled an 8-1-3 mark with a 2.23 GAA, .912 save percentage and one shutout in 12 appearances.

Also considered for the honour were Dallas right-winger Valeri Nichushkin, Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele, Philadelphia left-winger Michael Raffl and goaltenders Eddie Lack of Vancouver and Philipp Grubauer of Washington.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild