Climie Feeling At Home In Lone Star State

By Lindsay Kramer
NHL.com Correspondent

Regardless of whether rookie Matt Climie, who was 27-12-1 with four shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.30 and a save percentage of .915.in 42 games for the Idaho Steelheads in 2008-09, ever becomes a star goalie, he’s already on his way to becoming a Lone Star netminder.

Climie played three games for Dallas this season before getting shipped to Houston for some playoff action there. Dallas has already re-signed him for 2009-10, and if he doesn’t make the Stars he could very well play with that team’s new affiliate in Austin, Texas.

That’s a lot of two-steppin’ for a goalie who before this season had never played in Texas.

“I love the Texas weather in the winter time,” said Climie, a native of Leduc, Alberta, who played college hockey at Bemidji State. “I can’t complain about that too much.”

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