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Walleye Ink Former NHL Goaltender Hannu Toivonen

November 26, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Toledo Walleye News Release

(Toledo, OH) - Goaltender Hannu Toivonen (HAN-new, Toy-vo-nen) has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. Toledo has also released emergency backup goaltender Matt Cooper.

Toivonen, a native of Kalvola, Finland, was drafted in the first round by Boston in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. The 29 year old goaltender appeared in 61 games at the NHL level with Boston and St. Louis. In 2005-2006 with the Bruins, Toivonen posted a record of 9-5-4 with a 2.63 goals against average and a.914 save percentage. The 6'2", 208 pound goaltender has also skated in 209 career AHL games, with a career record of 96-82-15, a 2.50 GAA and .914 SVP. He was with Walleye affiliate Rockford in 2010-2011 posting a mark of 21-16-4, 2.90 GAA and .907 SVP.

The Toledo Walleye are home for the Holiday! The Walleye host South Carolina on Wednesday and Friday this week! Get your tickets by calling 419-725-WALL or online at The Toledo Walleye play all of their home games at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. You can catch every Walleye hockey game live on Fox Sports radio 1230 and all 36 home games live on BCSN.

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