Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Report: Texas Stars Sign Goalie Landon Bow to AHL Deal

The fax machine has been busy today as reports indicate another signing coming across the wire. Tim Wharnsby reports that goalie Landon Bow, most recently of the Seattle Thunderbirds, has signed an AHL deal with the Texas Stars. Bow is likely to play in Idaho, given the roster depth.


The Alberta native netminder was traded mid-season to Seattle from Swift Current. He earned a 1.96 GAA and .938 SV% in Seattle, a stark improvement on his four-year numbers in Swift Current. His playoff performance further helped his club to the WHL final where they fell to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Wednesday they have signed rookie goaltender Landon Bow to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Bow, 20, joins the Stars after completing a four-year career with the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos and Seattle Thunderbirds. In 178 career games, the 6-foot-5, 208-pound goaltender compiled an 87-58-16 record with a 2.80 goals against average and a .913 save percentage.

Last season, the Saint Albert, Alberta native was traded from Swift Current to Seattle on Jan. 5 and won 16 of 23 games down the stretch to lead the Thunderbirds to the 2016 WHL playoffs. Bow recorded five shutouts, a 1.73 goals against average and a .938 save percentage during his regular season stretch in Seattle, and appeared in 18 playoff games before the Thunderbirds lost in the WHL Finals to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

2 comments:

  1. Bye, bye, Jack Campbell!!

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  2. Bow is the best goalie in the Stars system as of today! Watched him in Swift Current and Seattle, both teams gave up a lot of shots. He is like Calvin Pickard (who the Stars could have drafted instead of Campbell). He can keep a team in a game with big saves. Think Edmonton with Fuhr. Not the best goalie numbers wise, but wins. With the Stars lack of defensive D-men and wanting to play a run and gun style of hockey this is the guy we need! Coming in as a 20 year old he should compete strongly for a spot in Cedar Park not Idaho!

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