Niku Joins Jets, Cederholm to MooseBy: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: December 31st 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 April 3, 2018 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.
Meanwhile the Moose announced the team has recalled defenceman Jacob Cederholm from its ECHL affiliate, the Jacksonville Icemen.
Cederholm, 20, has appeared in seven games with the Moose this season. The Helsingborg, Sweden product also has four assists and a plus-nine rating in 17 games with the Icemen. Cederholm was selected in the fourth round, 97th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The Moose host the Colorado Eagles today at 4 p.m. Tickets for Winnipeg’s biggest New Year’s Eve party are going fast and are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.