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Jets recall Sami Niku

Defenceman has 52 points (15G, 37A) and a +18 rating in his first season with the Moose

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have recalled defenceman Sami Niku from the Manitoba Moose.

Niku, 21, is in his first season in North America and has played 71 games for the Moose, recording 52 points (15G, 37A) and a plus-18 rating. The native of Haapavesi, Finland is tied for the AHL lead in points by a defenceman (52) and tied for second in goals by a blueliner (15).

Tweet from @ManitobaMoose: Niku Notes for @NHLJets Fans:-#MBMoose franchise record rookie dman points (52 and counting)-First #MBMoose dman to reach 50 points since 2000-01-T-1st in @TheAHL dman points-T-2nd in goals by AHL dman-2nd on Moose in goals/points since Jan. 1Also this...

Niku was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round (198th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Sami Niku
Born Oct 10 1996 -- Haapavesi, Finland
Height 6.00 -- Weight 168 -- Shoots L

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