Courtesy of Amerks.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL).
Luukkonen returns to Rochester on his second recall of the season after posting a 12-5-3 record in 20 games with Cincinnati. The 20-year-old rookie netminder ranks third among all ECHL goaltenders with a 2.12 goals-against average and is 12th in the league with a .917 save percentage while also being tied for second with three shutouts.
This past week, Luukkonen was named to the upcoming 2020 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic, scheduled for later this month, to represent the Cyclones. The Espoo, Finland native was also honored by the league as the Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November after posting a record of 6-2-1-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average along a .925 save percentage.
Luukkonen earned his first professional win with Rochester after stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced in his pro debut in the season-ending win at Belleville back on Apr. 14 of last season. During the 2018-19 campaign, he was named the OHL’s MVP and top goaltender after posting a 38-11-2-2 record in 53 games with the Sudbury Wolves, leading the league in both wins (38) and shutouts (6).
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