CURRENT NOTES: 3rd in NHL in wins (30)…4th in the League in minutes (2,929)
2013-14: Stopped 29 of 30 shots on Feb. 1 vs. Chicago…Named to Finland’s Olympic roster on Jan. 7…Made 30 saves on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Stopped 36 of 37 shots on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay…Named the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Month in October…Notched his second shutout of the season and the 25th of his career on Oct. 26 at Montreal…Posted his first shutout of the season on Oct. 21 at Detroit…Picked up his 100th win as a Shark on Oct. 19 vs. Calgary…Recorded his second assist of the season on Oct. 17 at Dallas…Had 18 saves and recorded his fourth career assist on Oct. 8 vs. the NY Rangers
FIN FACTS: Believes he looks like Matt Damon…Joe Thornton made up the nickname “Rico” for him. No one, not even Joe, knows why. “He just looks like a Rico,” says Joe.
Regular-Season: Made his National Hockey League debut in three appearances with the Blackhawks this season, posting a 1-1-1 mark with a 3.40 goals-against average and a .846 save percentage ... Recorded his first NHL win in his first NHL start on March 1, accruing 22 saves on 24 shots in Chicago's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings ... Paced Rockford with a 2.43 goals-against average and shared the team lead with two shutouts, while notching a 18-14-3 record with a .913 save percentage in 38 AHL games during his North American professional debut .. Spent just under a month on Chicago's active roster (Feb. 12 to March 11).