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Wings sign Conklin to one-year

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- Red Wings general manager Ken Holland today announced that the club has signed free agent goaltender Ty Conklin on a one-year contract. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Conklin previously tended goal for Detroit during the 2008-09 season, during which he went 25-11-2 with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. In addition to his time with the Red Wings, Conklin has played for St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Buffalo and Edmonton during his lengthy NHL career. The 35-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska, has amassed a record of 91-61-4-16 in 200 total NHL appearances to go along with 16 shutouts, a 2.64 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro in 2001, Conklin spent three seasons with the University of New Hampshire (NCAA), winning 57 games in 93 appearances during his tenure with the Wildcats while registering a G.A.A of 2.17. The 6-foot, 184 pound goalie was twice named a Hockey East First Team All-Star (2000, 2001) and was an NCAA East First Team All-American (2001) during his highly-successful collegiate career.

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