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Lightning sign Miettinen to two-way deal

Monday, 12.12.2011 / 2:52 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Lightning sign Miettinen to two-way deal
The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday signed free agent forward Antti Miettinen to a two-year, one-way contract.

Miettinen, 31, had been playing for Ak-Bars Kazan of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, but is no longer on the active roster. The Finnish right wing last appeared in an NHL game in 2010-11 as a member of the Minnesota Wild when he produced 16 goals and 35 points in 73 games. He also tied for the team lead in power-play goals (8) and game-winners (4). He had 20 goals and 44 points in 2009-10.

Miettinen, 6-foot, 190 pounds, must clear waivers before joining the Lightning.

A native of Hameenlinna, Miettinen has skated in 472 career NHL games with the Wild and Dallas Stars, collecting 89 goals and 212 points. He's played in 24 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with Dallas, notching 2 goals and 5 points with 10 penalty minutes.

Miettinen was originally drafted by the Stars in the seventh round (No. 224) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
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