NICLAS ALMARI REASSIGNED TO LUKKO IN FINNISH LIIGA
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have reassigned defenseman Niclas Almari to Rauman Lukko of the Finnish Liiga.
Almari scored the game-winning goal for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in its 2021-22 season opener on Oct. 16 vs. Lehigh Valley. It was his only goal this season to go along with one assist for two points in 11 games.
The 23-year-old blueliner also skated in six contests for the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers, this season. He posted four assists in those six games.
In 64 career AHL games, Almari has amassed nine points (2G-7A).
The native of Kirkkonummi, Finland was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a full-time basis in 2019-20, he captured Finland’s top championship by winning the 2019 Liiga playoffs with HPK Hämeenlinna.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 9, against the Rochester Americans. Puck drop between the Penguins and Amerks is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena.
Individual game tickets and season-ticket packages for the 2021-22 season are on sale now. Full-Season, 22- game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.