Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo Recalled by Blue Jackets
Pori, Finland native, 22, earns first NHL call-up of 2016-17 season.
CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, proudly powered by Constellation, announced Tuesday that goaltender Joonas Korpisalo was recalled by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time this season. Selected by Columbus in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Korpisalo, 22, posted a 5-5-2 record in 12 appearances for the Monsters this season with a 2.99 goals-against average (GAA) and a .900 save percentage (S%).
A 6’3” 190 lb. native of Pori, Finland, Korpisalo logged 16-11-4 with a 2.60 GAA and a .920 S% in 31 appearances for the Blue Jackets last season, his first career NHL action, and in 33 career AHL games played spanning each of the past three seasons for the Springfield Falcons and the Monsters, Korpisalo provided a record of 13-15-4 with two shutouts, a 2.66 GAA and a .905 S%. Korpisalo also supplied a 6-2 record with a 2.96 GAA and a .898 S% in nine appearances for Cleveland during the 2016 AHL Playoffs, helping the Monsters claim the Calder Cup as AHL Champions for the first time in franchise history.
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