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Stars Add Virtanen

By Lincoln Stars, 08/12/15, 12:15PM CDT

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The Lincoln Stars have added goaltender Patrik Virtanen from the Jr. A SM-Liiga, Stars general manager Jon Hull announced on Wednesday.

Virtanen spent last season playing with HIFK U-20 in Helsinki, Finland, where he posted a 2.59 GAA and a league-best .920 save percentage.

“We’re excited to add a player of Patrik’s caliber and experience to our club,” Hull said. “This puts us in a great position with what we feel are two quality goaltenders.”

The Vantaa, Finland native stands at 6’2”, 185 lbs and will share duties with Stars goalie Peyton Jones.

The Stars return to the Ice Box for the 20th Anniversary Season on Friday, September 25th at 7:05 p.m. against the Des Moines Buccaneers. View the complete 2015-2016 schedule here. Reserve season tickets or stay up to date with the latest ticket information by calling the Ice Box at 402-474-7827.