OKC Barons sign goaltender Ty Rimmer

by Michael Baldwin Published: September 24, 2013

The Oklahoma City Barons signed goaltender Ty Rimmer to an American Hockey League contract on Tuesday. It might be more than a training camp transaction.

The Barons' No. 1 goalie will be Richard Bachman, a 26-year-old NHL veteran who started 32 games with the Dallas Stars the past two years. But the backup spot could be up for grabs.

Olivier Roy, 22, was Yann Danis' backup last season. Roy went 9-9-1 with a solid 2.77 goals-against average, but Roy was inconsistent in the Edmonton Oilers' training camp.

Tyler Bunz, Edmonton's top goalie in Double-A last season, might get a shot at age 21.

Rimmer, 24, is a dark horse candidate but made a strong impression in training camp. Rimmer broke a 24-year-old Lethbridge record for saves in a season (2,106) last year in the Western Hockey League. In 65 games with the Hurricanes, Rimmer was 24-30-10 with a 3.19 GAA and a .912 saves percentage.

Asked after Monday's practice who has an edge for the backup job, Barons coach Todd Nelson quipped: “Whoever stops shots.”


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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