Avalanche prospect Justus Annunen breaks record for longest shutout streak in Liiga history

Kärpät goalie Justus Annunen now holds the record for the longest shutout streak in Liiga history. The 19-year-old netminder broke the record in the first period of today’s game against Pelicans. The period is still underway. The previous record, set by Kimmo Lecklin in the 1997-98 season, was 259 minutes, 28 seconds.

Annunen, a Colorado Avalanche third round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has been phenomenal on the Liiga this season. Prior to today’s game, he had recorded four shutouts, a 0.85 GAA and .964 save percentage in seven games.

Cover photo: Vesa Koivunen