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Agent: Vokoun wants to play next season

Jun 10, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

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It wasn’t long ago that goaltender Tomas Vokoun figured that 2013-14 would almost certainly be his last season. He’s hoping that isn’t the case.

Vokoun has informed agent Allan Walsh that he’s completely committed to playing in the NHL next season.

He’ll turn 38 in July and didn’t play in the NHL in 2013-14 due to a blood-clot issue, but he did get two AHL contests under his belt before the season ended.

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t likely to re-sign him as they’ve already inked goalie Jeff Zatkoff to a one-way, two-year deal to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury‘s understudy. Still, Vokoun was a great netminder for many years before he ran into health problems this season and he’s likely to attract some interest on the market as a potential backup goaltender.

Vokoun would bring 300 wins and 700 games worth of NHL experience with him.

  1. ravanator - Jun 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Fleury is also hoping Vokoun plays next season. The Pens are on the decline and Fleury doesn’t want to go through the humilation of minding the net every night for this pathetic team. It may hurt his confidence. If he sees Vokoun also getting beat every night, he will feel better about himself. Holtby will shutout the Pens at least twice next year. He is a real goalie. Cheers!

    #steelcitymeltdown
    #capswinthecupin2015

    • gac3378 - Jun 10, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      honestly i dont want to give you the time of my day but you just need to get a life. Vokoun came through serious health concerns and is looking for one more shot. Although he did not spend a lot of time here with the Pens, I will always like and respect him as a person and a player. You on the other hand who thinks making juvenile commemts on every post makes you scum. No one will ever respect you and you can live your life as the lonely immature piece of garbage that you are.

    • hockeyfan1701 - Jun 10, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      ravanator = oxygen thief

      • 6superbowls - Jun 10, 2014 at 6:51 PM

        ravanator = some poor schmuck loser with no life

    • steelcity333 - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      These sarcastic comments aren’t even funny anymore. Come on man. You go do better than this. I need something to laugh at after a hard day’s work.

    • theageofquarrel - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      #ravanatorisgarbage

  2. nj666 - Jun 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Maybe he’ll be Schneider’s back up next season…

  3. 950003cups - Jun 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    I think it’s time to hang em’ up. He paid the ultimate price in 2007 when he went for the money in florida instead of a contender. For $22,800,000 you can bet your tootsies I’d do the same!!!!!

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