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Jets Reassign Sami Niku to Manitoba

October 11, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manitoba Moose News Release

WINNIPEG, Oct. 11, 2019 - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have reassigned defenceman Sami Niku to the Manitoba Moose.

Niku, 23, made his Jets season debut on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played in 30 games for the Jets last season, registering four points (1G, 3A). The native of Haapavesi, Finland played in the first two games of Manitoba's 2019-20 season and posted an assist in each game and he also played 20 games for the Moose last season and had 12 points (3G, 9A) after winning the Eddie Shore Award in 2017-18 as the AHL's top defenceman.

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

Sami Niku

Defence

Born Oct 10 1996 -- Haapavesi, Finland

Height 6.00 -- Weight 194 -- Shoots L

SeasonTeamLgeGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM

2013-14 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 30 0 3 3 16 2

2014-15 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 39 3 22 25 24 8

2014-15 JyP HT Jyvaskyla SM-liiga 12 0 1 1 6 1

2015-16 JyP HT Jyvaskyla SM-liiga 38 4 7 11 2 2

2015-16 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 7 0 2 2 4 1

2016-17 JyP HT Jyvaskyla SM-liiga 59 5 22 27 26 3 15 1 5 6 2

2017-18 Manitoba Moose AHL 76 16 38 54 30 17 9 1 2 3 2

2017-18 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 1 0 1 0 0

2018-19 Manitoba Moose AHL 20 3 9 12 14 -6 -- -- -- -- --

2018-19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 1 3 4 2 0 -- -- -- -- --

2019-20 Manitoba Moose* AHL 2 0 2 2 0 0

2019-20 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0

NHL Totals 32 2 3 5 2


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