Jussi Rynnas named AHL Player of the Week

Jussi Rynnas named AHL Player of the Week

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It appears as if goaltender Jussi Rynnas is adjusting well to life in North America after a bit of a rough start at the Maple Leafs‘ rookie camp in September. Rynnas posted a perfect 3-0-0 record this past week to go along with a scintillating 1.00 GAA and 0.971 SV% en route to earning the AHL’s Player of the Week honours. Overall on the season, the 23 year old Finnish netminder boasts a 3-3-1 record, a 1.95 GAA and 0.936 SV%.

Here’s what Allaire had to say about Rynnas back in September:

“I like his size for sure. He’s a very big guy. For a guy of his size, I like his speed. Good legs. Very quick glove. He’s got different good tools. He has a lot of good points.”

James Reimer, the other half of the Marlies‘ youthful dynamic duo between the pipes, has gone 5-3-1 with a 2.90 GAA and 0.918 SV% through 9 games. Meanwhile, Alberta native Ben Scrivens, Toronto’s other free agent signee of the summer, is 4-3 with a 2.46 GAA and 0.931 SV% through 7 games played for the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Alex has been a part of the original MLHS team since way back in 2008. He has contributed to the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals with a special interest in junior hockey and player development.