Stars Lock Up Pair of Goaltenders
STARS SIGN GOALTENDERS MATT CLIMIE, BRENT KRAHN TO 1-YR DEALS
Tuesday, 06.2.2009 / 3:41 PM CT / News
By Dallas Stars Staff
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed goaltenders Matt Climie and Brent Krahn to one-year, two-way contracts for the 2009-10 season. Both players made their NHL debuts with the Stars last season, and each spent time in both the American Hockey League and the ECHL.
The 6-3, 205-pound goaltender spent the majority of the 2008-09 season with the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL), where he posted a 27-12-1 record with four shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against-average and .915 save percentage. Those numbers were good for third among ECHL goaltenders in wins, fourth in GAA, tied for fourth in shutouts and eighth in save percentage. He appeared in four ECHL Playoff games with Idaho, going 0-3-1 with a 2.41 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
The native of Leduc, Alta. was named the RBK ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 23-29, and received the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month honors for December, as well as RBC Financial Group ECHL Saver of the Month for March. Signed by Dallas as a free agent on Mar. 20, 2008, Climie later appeared in five games for the Houston Aeros in the AHL Playoffs, going 1-1 with a 1.88 GAA and a .945 save percentage.
The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, appeared in 14 games with the AHL’s Quad City Flames in 2007-08, notching a 6-6-2 record with a 2.49 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. Krahn signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars on Sept. 24, 2008, and was originally drafted by Calgary in the first round (No. 9 overall) of the 2000 Entry Draft.