Whale add two to roster

Earlier this week, the Whale added two players to their roster to help fill some depth holes in the lineup. First, they recalled defenseman Jyri Niemi from the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. Second, they signed forward Michael Pelech to a PTO. Niemi was initially sent to Greenville on December 28. In 14 games, Niemi had a line of 1-5-6, 34…

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Niemi, Delisle returned to Greenville in the ECHL

Before yesterday’s win against Springfield, the Whale made two roster moves to shore up the defense by sending by sending both Jyri Niemi and Steven Delisle to the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. Niemi has been injured for the past 18 games. In his first five games suiting up, Niemi was held scoreless with five PIMs. Delisle, who was called up…

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Where the defense prospects stand

Before Friday’s draft it’s a good idea to take stock of what the Rangers already have in the system.  If New York follows suit, then the Blueshirts will pick the best player available regardless of position.  However, it’s worth evaluating where the team’s strengths lie. Kevin evaluated the forwards, so let’s look at the defense. Tim Erixon Erixon has been…

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Niemi Assigned To ECHL Greenville Road Warriors

JYRI NIEMI REASSIGNED TO GREENVILLE Defenseman has one assist in Eight Games for Whale this Season HARTFORD, November 9, 2011:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned defenseman Jyri Niemi from the Whale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. Niemi, a Finnish-born second-year pro, has skated in eight games…

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Niemi/MZA Contract Details

As per CapGeek, the details of the Mats Zuccarello-Aason and Jyri Niemi contracts are available. Niemi’s deal is a three-year, two-way deal with an NHL cap hit of $620,000. It includes a $595,000 base salary for the first two years, and a $670,000 salary for the final year. A $210,000 (split as $70,000 per season cap hit) signing bonus was…

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Rangers Acquire Jyri Niemi

In the first trade between the Rangers and the Islanders in 37 years, the Rangers have picked up Jyri Niemi for a 2010 6th round pick. The 19-year old, 6’3 210 lb winger defenseman played for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL last season, putting together a line of 8-21-29, with 67 PIMs and a +9 rating. Niemi was the…

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