With Ben Bishop injured once more, the Stars have called up AHL goaltender Landon Bow from the Texas Stars. Bow has been called up 4 times for the Stars in this season alone, so we felt it was right to tell you a little bit about this 23-year-old goaltender.
Bow went undrafted into the NHL. Instead, he signed to a one-year contract with the Texas Stars, the NHL’s Dallas Stars farm team. Bow spent time playing with both the Texas Stars and ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads in his 2016-2017 rookie campaign. Bow was actually apart of the ECHL’s All-Rookie Team that same year for his .933 save percentage and a goals against average of 2.08.
Bow ended up signing a two-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars on March 10th, 2017. Bow was called up in January of the 2017-2018 season but did not make his NHL Debut. In his 2017-2018 season with the Texas Stars, Bow held a .903 save percentage and a 2.86 goals against average in 46 games.
This season, Bow has been a backup for Anton Khudobin numerous times but he has only played in 2 NHL games. Bow made his debut on November 20th, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Although the team lost 5-1, Bow entered the game for Khudobin and stopped all 14 shots he was faced with. Bow’s next game was in February against the Tampa Bay Lightning where the goaltender faced only 5 shots and allowed one goal. For these two games, Bow has an NHL save percentage of .947 and a goals against average of 1.03. In the AHL this season, Bow has played in 46 games with a goals against average of 2.89 and a save percentage of .893.
This call-up is big for Bow. The Stars are still in the race for a playoff spot and right now the team needs consistent goal tending in net. If Bow wants to be able to prove he can be an NHL goalie, any chance he gets in net over the stretch of games is crucial.
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