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Tampa Bay Lightning Signs G Jaroslav Janus To NHL Contract

December 31, 2009 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Erie Otters News Release

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League have announced that goaltender Jaroslav Janus has signed a professional two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.

Janus leaves the Otters after posting a 7-4-2-0 record with a 2.81 goals-against-average and.918 save percentage. He made 36 saves on 37 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win at Saginaw.

The 20-year-old goaltender was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in June. He also represented Slovakia in the 2009 World Junior Championships, leading the squad to the medal round.

Before joining the Otters this season, Janus made two starts for the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, allowing three goals.

The Otters close out the calendar year tonight against the Niagara IceDogs at 6:00 p.m. Fans can listen to the broadcast on Fox Sports Radio AM 1330 The Fan or online at

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