Heeter will make his KHL debut in Medvescak's jersey.
Following Mark Owuya, another goalie is joining Medvescak this week for a professional tryout period: American Cal Heeter.
''Cal is a big athletic goalie who covers a lot of net. Everyone we've spoken to about him has had nothing but the best things to say about his character and his work ethic as well. He will join us ready to play games immediately and will give us another solid goaltending option. Cal is very much looking forward to the challenge of competing for the number one goaltending spot in our club and to proving that he is a top goalie that can play at the KHL level. Heeter is coming on a one month tryout period with the option to keep him for the remainder of the season'', said Medvescak's sports director Aaron Fox.
Cal Heeter was born in 1988 in Sl. Louis (Missouri, USA). He is 6'4 tall and weighs 195 lbs. He spent four seasons from '08/09 – '11/12 playing for Ohio State University in the NCAA. In the '12-13 season he signed a two-way contract with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, but spent the entire season on net for the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms (32 games, 90.8 save %, and 2.92 GAA) and the ECHL's Trenton Titans (8 games, 90 save %, 3.18 GAA). That same season he was invited to join team USA in the World Championship Elite Division. Heeter didn't play a single WC game, but the team did win bronze.
He premiered in the NHL in the '13-14 season, specifically on 13 April 2014, in Philly's jersey, while he spent the entire season with the Adirondack Phantoms (44 games, 91.2 save %, 2.65 GAA). This season he spent 4 games (2.2 save %, 2.24 GAA) with the Evansville Icemen (ECHL) and he was on loan the AHL's Toronto Marlies.