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Tampa Bay Lightning Reassign Forward Otto Somppi to Orlando Solar Bears

April 20, 2019 - 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, 21, has skated in 27 games with the Crunch this season recording two goals and two assists. He has also played in 21 games with the Solar Bears collecting 12 goals and 12 assists. 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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