Jhonas Enroth has found a home for the upcoming season, but it won’t be in the NHL. The free agent goaltender has signed on with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL for one season. Enroth split last season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks organization, finding much success in the AHL with the San Diego Gulls.
Enroth is undersized for the new NHL, standing just 5’10” as one of the shortest goaltenders in the league last year. That size has limited him at times, but he’s also shown an incredible set of reflexes and actually holds a .909 career NHL save percentage. In the minors it’s even better than that and he’ll try to prove he can be that successful at the KHL level as well.
- The San Jose Sharks have signed Rudolfs Balcers to a three-year entry-level deal, calling him a “natural goal-scorer.” The Latvian forward spent last season with the Kamloops Blazers, scoring 40 goals in just 66 games. That number led all WHL rookies, though he was several years older than most with that distinction. The small Balcers will now bring his talents to the AHL where it will be even harder to find the back of the net.
- Though their hearing wasn’t scheduled for another week, the Vancouver Canucks have come to terms with Michael Chaput according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The two sides decided on a figure of $687,500 which is barely more than the league minimum this season. The 25-year old Chaput played 68 games for Vancouver last season, registering just eight points.