Five Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know About Antti Raanta

Five Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know About Antti Raanta

Antti Raanta, Chicago Blackhawks

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The Blackhawks are a team loaded with talent. From top to bottom superstars and rising stars, alike, align this deep and formidable roster. While the limelight often shines brightest on its household names, it is the talent of the depth players which elevate the Blackhawks to the elite level. One of these lesser known individuals is backup goaltender Antti Raanta.

While committed fans are likely to have grown quite familiar with the young Finnish by now, it is easy to understand how many sporadic fans are yet to be acquainted with Raanta – after all, anyone playing behind Corey Crawford is going to struggle for ice time.

Here are five things you should know about Raanta before he starts tonight’s game against the Flyers.

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