Avangard Omsk signs Tampa Prospect Ramo
Tuesday June 23rd 2009, 7:29 am

Avangard Omsk have filled one of their biggest needs for the upcoming season by signing Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo to a two year contract.  The Finnish netminder has spent the past three seasons in North America, splitting the most recent two between the Lightning and the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.  In 48 NHL games he had a 3.35 goals-against average and a save percentage of .895.  According to the Avangard web site, Ramo turned down a three year deal from the Lightning, opting instead to take the starting role in Siberia that was vacated by Alexander Fomichev earlier this summer.  Terms of the deal were not announced.  The soon-to-be 23-year old Ramo was set to become a restricted free agent next week.

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    Wow! We didn’t see this coming. He is a good, young goaltender. Hate to see him go. Makes this mess in Tampa Bay even worse now.

    Comment by Ruthe 06.23.09 @ 10:12 am

    Wow, he should have contacted Grahame first to learn about all the crap the happens over there. Well Ramo, hope this doesn’t ruin you.

    Comment by luckyluck 06.23.09 @ 9:13 pm

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