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Oilers claim G Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers

Friday, 25.01.2013 / 12:11 PM / Transactions
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Oilers claim G Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers
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.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2004-2005 Jokerit Helsinki U18-Fin-U18 20 3 38 1.95 1,166
2004-2005 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 4 0 13 3.21 242
2005-2006 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 26 0 77 3.12 1,480
2005-2006 Jokerit Helsinki U18-Fin-U18 11 1 34 3.20 637
2005-2006 Suomi U20-Finland-2 1 0 4 4.00 60
2006-2007 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 27 13 10 0 1 74 2.71 1,641
2006-2007 Suomi U20-Finland-2 6 1 2 0 0 18 3.28 329
2006-2007 Jokerit Helsinki-Finland 1 0 1 0 0 4 4.00 60
2007-2008 Suomi U20-Finland-2 3 2 1 0 0 12 4.00
2007-2008 Jokerit Helsinki-Finland 4 0 1 0 0 12 5.78
2007-2008 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 22 13 8 0 2 58 2.74
2008-2009 HeKi Heinola-Finland-2 1 0 1 0 0 4 5.81 41
2008-2009 Pelicans Lahti Jr.-Fin-Jr. 13 9 4 0 1 26 1.99 786
2008-2009 Pelicans Lahti-Finland 21 7 12 1 2 54 2.92 1,110
2009-2010 HeKi Heinola-Finland-2 10 4 6 0 0 25 2.65 566
2009-2010 Pelicans Lahti-Finland 18 5 7 3 1 47 2.99 944
2010-2011 Pelicans Lahti-Finland 49 17 25 5 3 122 2.59 2,827
2011-2012 Pelicans Lahti-Finland 41 21 12 6 5 89 2.26 2,358
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2004-2005 Jokerit Helsinki U18-Fin-U18 4 1 9 2.20 246
2005-2006 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 0
2005-2006 Jokerit Helsinki U18-Fin-U18 4 1 14 3.62 232
2005-2006 Suomi U20-Finland-2 0
2006-2007 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 5 2 3 0 1 12 2.38 303
2006-2007 Suomi U20-Finland-2 0
2006-2007 Jokerit Helsinki-Finland 0
2007-2008 Suomi U20-Finland-2 0
2007-2008 Jokerit Helsinki-Finland 0
2007-2008 Jokerit Helsinki Jr.-Fin-Jr. 3 1 2 0 14 4.62
2008-2009 Pelicans Lahti Jr.-Fin-Jr. 3 1 2 0 13 4.33 180
2008-2009 Pelicans Lahti-Finland 1 0 0 0 3 15.72 11
2010-2011 Pelicans Lahti-Finland-Q 4 4 0 2 6 1.45 248
2011-2012 Pelicans Lahti-Finland 8 5 2 0 2 17 2.30 443

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