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Tampa Bay Lightning Reassign Forward Otto Somppi to Orlando Solar Bears

December 6, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Otto Somppi from the Syracuse Crunch to the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Somppi, 20, skated in one preseason game with the Crunch this season before suffering an injury. The Helsinki, Finland native appeared in three playoff games with the Crunch last season.

Prior to his professional career, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound forward played in 178 career QMJHL games all with the Halifax Mooseheads from 2015 to 2018 earning 170 points (58g, 112a).

Somppi was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round, 206th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.

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