BARONS SIGN RIMMER, WINQUIST TO SPCS
By Cassie Gage,
The Oklahoma City Barons have signed goaltender Ty Rimmer and forward Josh Winquist to AHL standard player contracts for the 2014-15 season. Rimmer returns after playing for the Barons on an AHL contract last season. Winquist appeared in one regular season and one playoff game for the Barons while on an amateur tryout contract during the 2013-14 season.
Rimmer, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, played in three games for the Barons during the 2013-14 season with a 1-0-1-0 record and a 2.66 goals against average. Rimmer made 93 saves on 100 shots for a .930 save percentage in 158 minutes played previously for the Barons.
He spent most of last season with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League where he appeared in 39 games, posted a 2.84 goals against average and .906 save percentage. For his efforts, he was named to the CHL all-rookie team. The Mallards advanced to the CHL playoffs this past season.
Prior to turning pro, Rimmer played four seasons in the Western Hockey League. During his final season in the WHL, Rimmer broke a 24-year old Lethbridge Hurricanes record for saves in a single season during 2012-13 with 2,106. During that season, he played 65 games for Lethbridge and recorded a 24-30-10 record with a 3.19 goals against average and .912 save percentage.
Rimmer also played with the Tri-City Americans, Prince George Courgars and Brandon Wheat Kings. His career WHL goals against average is 3.00 with a .910 save percentage and 4,619 career saves. He went 74-65-14 with 10 shutouts and 9,081 minutes played.
Winquist played last season with the Everett Silvertips, where he was an alternate captain. Winquist appeared in 67 games for the Silvertips and had 93 points with 47 goals and 46 assists. He had four points in Everett’s playoff series against Seattle.
The St. Albert, Alberta, native has played in 301 career WHL games. He has 216 points (101-115-216) in five seasons with the Silvertips. He’s appeared in 21 career postseason games for Everett, registering 14 points with seven goals and seven assists.
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