IOWA WILD SIGNS GOALTENDER JOEL RUMPEL TO PTOJan 28, 2021
Iowa Wild General Manager Tom Kurvers announced today the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed goaltender Joel Rumpel to a professional try-out agreement (PTO) and added him to the training camp roster.
Rumpel, 29 (3/14/91), has one win so far this season with the ECHL’s Kansas City Mavericks. Rumpel and the Mavericks bested the Utah Grizzlies 5-4 in overtime on Jan. 17, 2021, Rumpel had 26 saves in the win. The Swift Current, Saskatchewan native spent the 2019-20 season with Stjernen in the Eliteserien in Norway. While there, Rumpel posted a 2.82 goals-against-average (GAA), a .898 save percentage (SV%), and a record of 16-14. In 2015-16, the six-foot-three, 190-pound netminder backstopped the ECHL’s Allen Americans to a Kelly Cup championship, earning a record of 21-11-4 that season. Rumpel also appeared in two AHL games in the 2015-16 season with San Jose.
Before turning pro, Rumpel was a University of Wisconsin Badger (NCAA). His senior year, he was named as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, presented to the nation's top collegiate player, and the Mike Richter Award, awarded to the nation's most outstanding collegiate goaltender.
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