Updates: 09.10.2021 10:47
Glendale (USA) – Hockey goalie Josef Kořenář has moved from the Arizona preparatory camp to a farm in Tucson in the lower AHL. In the Coyotes squadron, on the other hand, another Czech goalkeeper Karel Vejmelka remained with the experienced 35-year-old Carter Hutton, who signed a one-year two-way contract with Arizona in May and set out to fight for the NHL from Comet Brno.
Twenty-five-year-old Vejmelka presented himself in three duels in preparation. In the first two, he took one-third and in Thursday’s general caught the whole duel on the Vegas ice with a 3: 1 win. He collected only twice out of a total of 51 shots. In the extra league, he has 177 matches for Pardubice and Kometa, with an average of 2.57 goals per match, a success rate of 91.27 percent and 14 net accounts.
Arizona won the 23-year-old Kořenář from San Jose on July 17, along with a second-round draft pick next year in exchange for Canadian goalkeeper Adin Hill. Shortly before, as a protected free agent, he signed an annual two-way contract with an income of 750 thousand while working in the NHL, on the farm his salary drops to 125 thousand dollars.
In preparation, Kořenář caught two thirds of the home duel against Los Angeles for Coyotes and collected 2 goals from 19 shots in a 2: 1 win. Then he got the opportunity in the whole match against Dallas and in the 3: 6 defeat he received five goals from 33 shots.
Last year, Kořenář premiered in the NHL and caught a total of 10 games for the Sharks, with an average of 3.17 goals per game and a success rate of 89.9 percent. During the delayed start of competitions in North America, he started the season in the extra-league Třinec and with 11 duels he had an average of 2.44 goals per match, a success rate of 90.46 percent and once he kept a clean sheet. He also caught in the extra league in the 2017/18 season for Jihlava.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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