WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that goaltender Emil Larmi has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).
Larmi, 23, recorded a shutout in his ECHL debut, denying 26 shots in the Nailers’ 3-0 win over the Toledo Walleye on Dec. 20, 2019. In seven starts with Wheeling, Larmi has a 4-3-0 record with a 2.36 goals against average and .941 save percentage.
In four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the rookie posted a 1-1-2 record with a 4.43 goals against average and .861 save percentage. He registered 30 saves for his first AHL win on Oct. 16, 2019 vs. Binghamton.
Prior to joining the Penguins, Larmi spent the past four years playing professionally in Finland. Last season, he captured the Liiga Championship as the starting goalie for HPK Hämeenlinna. He had a 1.72 goals against average and .932 save percentage in the 2019 Liiga Playoffs en route to winning the league title.
An undrafted free agent, the native of Lahti, Finland signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Pittsburgh on June 2, 2019.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 15, when they take on the Texas Stars as part of the team’s six-game road trip. The Penguins’ next home game is Friday, Jan. 31 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV are available now. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2019-20 subscriptions.