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Dekanich Headed to Columbus

Milwaukee, WI—On the first day of free agency, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed former Admiral goaltender Mark Dekanich to a one-way contract. The signing ends a record setting three years for the Colgate University alum in Milwaukee.

Dekanich is the team’s all-time leader in both goals against average (2.16) and save percentage (.922) to go along with a 65-38-11 record and nine shutouts, which is fourth in franchise history. He ends his career fifth all-time in wins and sixth in games played (122).

In 2010-11, the North Vancouver, BC native put together arguably the best season in net ever for a Milwaukee goaltender. He finished the year with team records for goals against average (2.02) and save percentage (.931) and also set a franchise mark for the most consecutive minutes without allowing a goal (209:31). He compiled a 23-12-5 record with five shutouts and was selected to play in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic.

In addition to Dekanich, the Blue Jackets also signed defenseman Aaron Johnson, who notched 35 points (9g-26a) in 72 games for Milwaukee last season.

Season tickets for the Admirals 2011-12 season are on sale now for as little as $145. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook!

 

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