Oilers claim G Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers

Friday, 25.01.2013 / 12:11 PM
edmontonoilers.com staff

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have claimed goaltender Niko Hovinen off unconditional waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hovinen, 24, spent the first part of the 2012-13 season with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL. The 6’7”, 214 pound netminder has played in 16 games, registering a 3.14 GAA and an .889 save percentage, with a record of 4-6-1-2.

The Helsinki, Finland native spent five seasons in the SM-liiga with Jokerit and Lahti (2005-2010).

Hovinen was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 5th round, 132nd overall in the 2006 NHL Draft. He signed a two year entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2011.

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