ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced tonight the Blues have assigned defenseman Niko Mikkola to the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Mikkola, 23, was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (No. 127 overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
This season, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound defenseman has appeared in 26 games with the Rampage, tallying eight points (two goals, six assists) and 10 penalty minutes.
Last season, his first professional year in North America, the Kiiminki, Finland, native recorded nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 41 penalty minutes with the Rampage.