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Panthers Sign Goalie Alexander Salák

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Alexander Salak (www.eurohockey.net)
SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers General Manager Jacques Martin announced today that the club has signed undrafted free agent G Alexander Salák to an entry-level contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 
“Salák is a talented, young goaltender who has played very well while developing his skills and competing in Europe,” said Martin. “He will attend our development camp next week and we look forward to his continued growth and production within our organization.”
 
Salák 22, played in 53 games for TPS Turku (FIN) this season posting a 20-20-9 mark with a 2.40 GAA and a .923 save percentage. While playing for TPS Turku he was coached by Urpo Ylönen who has coached former TPS Turku goalies such as Miikka Kiprusoff and Antero Niittymäki.  The Strakonice, Czech Republic native, played for Bud?jovice (2002-2006) on their U-18 and U-20 teams, before signing in Finland, prior to the start of the 2007-08 season.
 
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Alexander Salak Career Statistics:
Goalie
Born Jan 5, 1987 in Strakonice, Czech Republic 
Height 6.01 -- Weight 189 – Catches L
 
Season   Team                                     GP   Min   GA  EN SO   GAA   W   L   T   Svs    Pct
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2008-09  TPS Turku                                53  2980  119   0  4  2.40  20  20   9  1429   .923
2007-08  TPS Turku                                31                  2.59                  .915
2006-07  Jokipojat                                35                  2.81                     .917
2005-06  Budejovic                                30                  1.70                  .942       
2004-05  Budejovice                               41                  2.34                  .922       
 
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