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Ducks Sign Finnish Goaltender Tarkki

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have signed goaltender Iiro Tarkki to a one-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

Tarkki, 25 (7/1/1985), spent the last two seasons with the Espoo Blues of the Finnish Elite League. He appeared in 55 games with the Blues in 2010-11, posting a 2.09 goals-against average (GAA), .924 save percentage (SV%) and five shutouts. Tarkki tied for the league lead in appearances during the regular season, ranked seventh in GAA and eighth in SV%. He helped lead the Blues to the Finish Elite League Playoff finals in 2011, compiling a 2.19 GAA, .924 SV% and three shutouts. Among postseason leaders, Tarkki finished first in appearances and fifth in GAA and SV%.

A native of Rauma, Finland, Tarkki appeared in 54 games for Espoo in 2009-10, going 22-22-9 with a 2.44 GAA and .919 SV%. He also appeared in three playoff games for the Blues in 2010, posting a 1-2 record with a 1.91 GAA and .936 SV%. Tarkki played three seasons with SaiPa Lappeenranta from 2006-09. In 90 appearances with SaiPa, the 6-2, 190-pound goaltender posted a 25-47-14 record with a 2.65 GAA.
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