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Jones, Raanta named co-rookies of the month

Colorado Avalanche v Los Angeles Kings

the Colorado Avalanche the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Stephen Dunn

The NHL announced its rookie of the month for December today and...there’s a tie!


Los Angeles Kings goaltender Martin Jones, who posted an 8-2-0 record with a 1.29 goals-against average, .955 save percentage and three shutouts in 10 games, and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta, who compiled an 8-1-3 record with a 2.23 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and one shutout in 12 appearances, have been named the NHL Co-Rookies of the Month for December.

In a related story, Jones and Raanta also shared the monthly award for Best Rookie Goalie Being Forced Into Action Due To An Injury To His Team’s Stanley Cup-Winning Goalie.

PS -- No disrespect to Raanta, but Jones deserved the solo nod here. That’s a huge difference in save percentage.