The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have now recalled goaltending prospect Kristers Gudlevskis from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Syracuse Crunch after the conclusion of their season last night.
Gudlevskis, 23, appeared in one regular season game for the Lightning during the regular season where he recorded a .969 save percentage and a 1.00 goals against average in an overtime loss.
With the Crunch he had 41 appearances and maintained a .907 save percentage and a 2.83 goals against average. His record with the Crunch this season was 16-12-2.
The 6’3, 218-pound native of Aizkraukle, Latvia made an appearance in two of the Lightning’s playoff games during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He recorded one loss and a 3.00 goals against average and a .900 save percentage in that playoff run.
His NHL totals for the regular season are 1-0-1 with a 1.50 goals against average and a combined .957 save percentage while his NHL post season record sits a 0-1 with a 3.00 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
In two KHL appearances he went 1-1-0 with 82 minutes of play and recorded a 2.18 goals against average and a.921 save percentage from when he played with Dinamo Riga during the 2012-13 campaign.
Originally selected in the fifth round, 124rd overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Tampa return to the ice Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena as the Lightning face the Detroit Red Wings for Game 3. Bolts lead the series 2-1.