April 1, 2010
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Ray Kaunisto has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings as announced by Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi.
Kaunisto appeared in 40 games for the Wildcats during the 2009-10 season. He recorded 18 goals, 14 assists for 32 points which were all career highs for the past season. During his NMU career, Kaunisto appeared in 161 games, with 36 goals, 26 assists for 62 points. He led the ‘Cats in penalty minutes with 78 for the 2009-10 season.
His goals for the 2009-10 season were second on the team; his points tied him for fourth while his three game-winning goals tied him for first on the team.
According to NMU head hockey coach, Walt Kyle, Kaunisto was NMU’s most improved player this past season.
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Sports Information Director