Ducks Sign Tarkki

The Anaheim Ducks signed goaltender Iiro Tarkki to a one-year entry-level contract. Iiro, 25 (7/1/1985), spent the last two seasons with the Espoo Blues of the Finnish Elite League. He appeared in 55 games with the Blues in 2010-11, posting a 2.09 goals-against average (GAA), .924 save percentage (SV and five shutouts. Tarkki tied for the league lead in appearances during the regular season, ranked seventh in GAA and eighth in SV He helped lead the Blues to the Finish Elite League Playoff finals in 2011, compiling a 2.19 GAA, .924 SVand three shutouts. Among postseason leaders, Tarkki finished first in appearances and fifth in GAA and SV.

A native of Rauma, Finland, Iiro appeared in 54 games for Espoo in 2009-10, going 22-22-9 with a 2.44 GAA and .919 SV He also appeared in three playoff games for the Blues in 2010, posting a 1-2 record with a 1.91 GAA and .936 SV Tarkki played three seasons with SaiPa Lappeenranta from 2006-09. In 90 appearances with SaiPa, the 6-2, 190-pound goaltender posted a 25-47-14 record with a 2.65 GAA.
Congratulations, Iiro!