Thursday, 3 May 2012

Hurricanes Acquire Goalie Rimmer From Tri-City

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have acquired a top WHL goaltender during today's WHL draft.

Prior to their 18th overall selection, the Hurricanes announced they've acquired goalie Ty Rimmer from the Americans for a 2nd round pick in 2013 and 3rd rounder in 2014.

I spoke with Assistant GM Brad Robson about the trade.  He says it cost the Hurricanes, but he feels it's well-worth it. "Ty has gone a long way in the playoffs. I believe we now have the best goalie in the Western Hockey League going into this next season. I think it cost us a lot, but I feel with the depth we've been building we were able to give up these picks.  Ty is a character kid. I've talked to him on the phone already and he's excited and pumped to be a Lethbridge Hurricane.  He'll be one of our leaders without a doubt!  We can now go into camp knowing we have one of the best goalies in the WHL."

The 20 year old from Edmonton had his best season statistically this past season in Tri-City where he led the league with a .922 save percentage and a 2.43 goals against average. Rimmer also recorded a WHL best 5 shutouts in his 46 games played finishing the regular season with a record of 31-12-1-1. Once the playoffs started, Rimmer didn’t show any signs of slowing down, finishing 4th overall with a 2.46 GAA and a .919 save percentage. He posted a record of 8-2-5-0 in 15 games before the Americans were swept in the Western Conference by the Portland Winterhawks.

Rimmer started his WHL career in Brandon in 2009-2010 before making stops in Prince George and most recently Tri-City. At the WHL’s Awards Wednesday, Rimmer was named to the First All-Star Team in the West Conference and he was the West Conference nominee for the WHL’s Goaltender of the Year where he was the runner-up to Tyler Bunz of the Medicine Hat Tigers.

(With files provided from Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)



  1. Outstanding! Liston had the opportunity to learn from Ketlo and he will benefit even more sharing the ice time with Rimmer. Great trade by the Hurricanes as they have addressed the weakest area on the ice for coming into the 212/13 season.


  2. Gotta say its nice to see we are using picks to get players who can play right now and to get a top keeper for next season is nice to see. Did not expect this to happen but getting more excited for next season. Finally some hope in the bridge!


  3. Great move! The team is actually serious about making the playoffs! Now one more scoring foward and we are a contender! Wonder who the other two 20 year olds will be?? Should be able to pick up some nice pieces trading some of the other 20's who wont make the team

  4. Great news for the Canes. What if he goes to pro camp and ends up in the nhl or ahl this year. Hopefully that does not happen and he is here for the year. AJ

  5. Here are my guesses for the 20' s. Rimmer. Johnston. Buonassisi. If they are all stiil here after any pro camps. AJ

  6. I agree with you AJ on the 20 year olds. Canes just got a whol lot better with Rimmer! Great move!

  7. Not surprised by this move one bit. Preston/Robson have addressed one of the major concerns going into next season. Other two picks for overage.....Johston and likely Hood. Hood needs to be more consistent with his effort.

  8. I don't think the lineup juggling is over yet. In fact, a long way from it. I'm happy the team has secured a goalie for next year, but I'm curious to see what other moves they will make (and they have to make them because they have too many goalies and too many 20's on the roster) heading into next year.