St. Louis Blues Executive Vice
President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced
today the club has assigned defenseman Jani
Hakanpaa to their AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. Their fourth round
pick (104th overall) of the 2010 Entry Draft, Hakanpaa
recently completed his season with the Espoo Blues of SM-liiga.
20, recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in 34 games with the Blues
of SM-liiga, Finland’s top professional league. The 6’5, 218-pound native
of Kirkkonummi, has played a total in 75 games for Espoo and recorded 17 points
(seven goals, 10 assists) over the past two seasons.
Hakanpaa also dressed in seven games
for Team Finland at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships posting three
points including a goal and two assists.