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Bruins Welcome Back Goalie Anton Khudobin

by Eric Russo / Boston Bruins

BostonBruins.com – The Bruins signed goalie Anton Khudobin to a two-year contract worth an annual average value of $1.2 million on Friday.

Learn more about Khudobin:

Anton Khudobin

Position: Goaltender

Height: 5-11

Weight: 203 pounds

Birthday: May 7, 1986 (30 years old)

Hometown: Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Catches: Left

2015-16 totals: 3-3-0, 2.70 goals against average, .909 save percentage

Contract: 2 years, $1.2 million AAV

Last team: Anaheim Ducks

Draft: 7th Round (206th Overall) by Minnesota in 2004

Miscellaneous: Yes, this name should sound familiar. Khudobin has been in the Black & Gold before. He played for the Bruins from 2011-13 and was Tuukka Rask’s backup during their run to the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

Khudobin played in one game for the Bruins in 2011-12, making 44 saves on 45 shots to grab the win in a 3-1 victory over Ottawa on April 5. He was acquired from the Wild on Feb. 28. 2011, in exchange for Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen.

He was assigned to Providence, where he played 60 games over two seasons with a 30-23-4 record. Khudobin was called up to Boston for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, but did not dress.

In 2012-13, Khudobin became Rask’s primary backup, playing in 14 games during the lockout-shortened season. He went 9-4-1 with a 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage.

The native of Kazakhstan went on to play two seasons with Carolina, playing in 70 games with a 2.50 GAA and .914 save percentage.

Last season, Khudobin played in nine games for Anaheim, going 3-3-0 with a 2.70 GAA and .909 save percentage. He also played 31 games with Anaheim’s AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, posting a 2.46 GAA and .921 save percentage.

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