Oilers claim G Hovinen off waivers from Flyers

The Edmonton Oilers have claimed goalie Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. The 24-year-old native of Finland played in 16 games this season with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL. He went 4-6-3 with a 3.14 goals-against average and an .889 save percentage. Hovinen, chosen by the Minnesota Wild in the fifth round of the 2006 draft, signed a two-year, entry...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Oilers Claim Hovinen

On Friday, the Edmonton Oilers claimed tree-like goaltender Niko Hovinen off of waivers. Hovinen was part of the Philadelphia Flyers, spending most of this year playing in the ECHL. The 6' 7", 200lbs 24 year old was previously playing for the Lahti Pelicans of the Finnish League. What does this mean? A few things: 1. Nikolai Khabibulin's injury situation is worse...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Hovinen Injury, Bryzgalov, Schedule

10:30 PM EDT (10/17/12) Hovinen Hurt in Titans Win The Trenton Titans ran their 2012-13 record to 3-0-0 tonight with a 3-1 win over the Reading Royals. It was a costly victory for the Flyers' ECHL affiliate, however, as Flyers goaltending prospect Niko Hovinen sustained an injury early in the second period and did not return to the game. Hovinen, who had a shaky preseason...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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