WINNIPEG, December 31, 2018 – The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have recalled defenceman Sami Niku from the Manitoba Moose.
Niku, 22, has played five games for the Jets this season after making his debut last year. He has also played 17 games for the Moose this season and has 10 points (2G, 8A) and 10 penalty minutes. Niku made his NHL debut for the Jets on Apr. 3/18 and scored a goal on his first shot. The product of Haapavesi, Finland played 76 games for Manitoba in 2017-18 and was voted the league’s top defenceman and a First Team All-Star after a 54-point (16G, 38A) campaign. Niku added three points (1G, 2A) in nine playoff games as the Moose made it to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs.
Niku was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round (198th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.