News | 2/3/2013 2:24:40 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.
Lieuwen, 21, has appeared in 27 games for Greenville this season, posting a record of 14-10-1-1 with a 2.93 goals against average, a .903 save percentage and one shutout. The rookie goaltender ranks tied for ninth in the ECHL with 14 wins and earlier this season was named the ECHL Goalie of the Week for Dec. 10-16.
Last season, Lieuwen went 27-20-6-2 with three shutouts for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. In parts of five WHL seasons with Kootenay, the 6-foot-5, 192-pound Lieuwen posted a regular season record of 85-59-8-7. He backstopped the Ice to an appearance in the Memorial Cup in 2010-11, earning WHL Playoff MVP honors after going 16-2-1 with a 2.24 goals against average and .923 save percentage. The Abbotsford, British Columbia native was Buffalo's sixth-round pick (167th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
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