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Former VHL Rookie of the Year Retires from Professional Hockey


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Former VHL all-star and Christian Stolzschweiger winner Jakob Kjeldsen has finally hung up the pads to retire and spend more time with his family. Kjeldsen has played the last 10 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League. Kjeldsen spent all of his VHL career with the Helsinki Titans and up until last season led in a large majority of Titans goalie record books. When Kjeldsen was 18 he got his immediate start with the Helsinki Titans and played 7 seasons as their #1 goaltender. During that tenure he won a Tretiak Trophy (top goaltender), a Christian Stolzschweiger Trophy (top rookie) as well as one Continental Cup. Kjeldsen never made the VHL Hall-of-Fame but his numbers stack up well with a majority of the current inductees. Jakob played the past 10 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes as their backup to Cam Ward. In and out of starts and injuries Justin Peters and Dan Ellis had cracks at the roster spot as well. Kjeldsen retires from the NHL with a career 78-51-6 record and a 2.46 GAA with a .915 save percentage. Jakob now resides in his hometown of Tonder, Denmark.

 

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