Former NHL goaltender Jhonas Enroth signs with KHL’s Dinamo Minsk

15 MAR 2016: Los Angeles Kings goalie Jhonas Enroth (1) blocks a shot during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Los Angeles Kings at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Kings beat the Stars 5-2. (Photo by Matthew PearceIcon Sportswire)
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Former NHL goaltender Jhonas Enroth has officially signed a one-year deal to play for the KHL’s Dinamo Minsk. While spending the last two seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs, it appears as though the veteran net-minder is seeking more playing time overseas.

It was no secret that Enroth was agitated with the amount of playing time his received as a member of the Kings while primarily serving as the backup to fellow goaltender Jonathan Quick.

“If you sign a guy for $1.2 million, you’re not going to play him 13 games, in my opinion,” said Enroth of his time in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old Enroth was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft out of Sweden. Spending the first five-plus seasons of his NHL career as a member of the Sabres, he has since played for the Dallas Stars, Kings and Maple Leafs since the midway point in the 2014-15 campaign.

He has become quite the journeyman over the course of the last three seasons. Enroth most recently made just six regular-season appearances with four starts for the Maple Leafs in 2016-17. In 2015-16, he made just 16 appearances en route to 13 starts for the Kings. However, his slide initially began back in 2014-15 as he made just 13 appearances with nine starts for the aforementioned Stars after coming over from the Sabres.

For his NHL career, the seasoned goaltender has produced a 50-69-16 record alongside a 2.84 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.

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