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Lyon, Letunov signal with Carolina


The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goalkeeper Alex Lyon and striker Maxim Letunov on a one-year two-way deal.

Lyon ended their fifth professional season in the 2020/21 season with a 1-3-1 with an average of 3.33 goals conceded and odds of 0.893 in six games with the Philadelphia Flyers. He also played four games with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, going 2-1-0 with a 3.40 GAA and a 0.874 save percentage.

In 149 AHL career appearances with the Phantoms, Lyon show a record of 75-54-15 with a GAA of 2.75, a save percentage of 0.913 and six shutouts.

In 13 Calder Cup playoffs, Lyon ranks 6-6 with a GAA of 1.99 and a savings percentage of 0.940. Above all, he stopped 94 of 95 shots in a 5-OT win against Charlotte – then the AHL daughter of the Hurricanes – on May 9, 2018, the longest game in AHL history.

Lyon originally signed on April 6, 2016 as a free agent with the Flyers. He played 6-7-2 in 22 NHL games of his career with a GAA of 3.21 and a save percentage of 0.893.

Letunov scored 15 points in 32 games with AHL’s San Jose Barracuda in 2020-21 and secured the team lead with 12 goals. He added two goals in four postseason competitions.

In three professional seasons, Letunov has played 139 AHL games with the Barracudas, scoring a total of 36 goals and 47 assists for 83 points.

Letunov, a second-round selection from St. Louis in the 2014 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks in 2019-20, scoring one goal in three games.

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