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Blues sign Mikkola to two-year entry-level deal

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Niko Mikkola to a two-year entry level contract.

Mikkola, 22, spent the 2017-18 season with Tappara of Finland's SM-Liiga, posting two goals and nine assists (11 points) and a plus-11 rating in 50 regular-season games. Mikkola recorded the League's best plus/minus rating (+9) in the postseason and helped his club capture a silver medal.

Overall, the Kiiminki native has dressed in 171 career SM-Liiga games, recording 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists) and 169 penalty minutes.

Mikkola also represented his country in international play, where he captured a gold medal with Finland at the 2016 U-20 World Junior Championship.

Mikkola was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (No. 127 overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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