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OILERS ASSIGN HOVINEN TO OKLAHOMA CITY

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons

The Edmonton Oilers, parent club for the Oklahoma City Barons, assigned goaltender Niko Hovinen to Oklahoma City, General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Hovinen, a 6-7, 200-pounder from Helsinki, Finland has played this season with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL. With Trenton, the 24-year old posted a 4-6-3 record, 3.14 goals against average and .889 saves percentage. 

 
Originally a 5th round draft choice (132nd overall) of the Minnesota Wild in 2006, Hovinen played five seasons with Jokerit and Lahti in the SM-Liga in Finland.

Hovinen was claimed off of waivers by the Oilers from the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Barons host the Charlotte Checkers in a pair of games this weekend. Both games faceoff at 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center and can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Packages ranging from 7-game and 11-game packs to Full Season Seats are available. Call the Barons’ front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.

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