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Olli Malmivaara Signs with JYP Jyvaskyla


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#1 thefiestygoat

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:05 PM

Here is the link, it is in Finnish and I am hoping someone here can confirm that he has infact signed with that club. If it is true I wish him the best, he seemed like a good guy and it was fun to see him play a couple of games in NJ. I will always remember how awkward he was on his skates due to his huge frame.

Edit: Confirmed below by titans04. Thanks!

Edited by thefiestygoat, 22 April 2008 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:04 PM

Posted 21/4/2008: Olli Malmivaara (D)
From Lowell Devils (AHL) to JYP Jyv
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:44 AM

Good for him I wish him the best, he probably didn't have a future with the NJ Devils so this is best for both parties.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:00 AM

Good luck, Olli!
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:09 AM

Onnea, Olli!

An interview and the team's press release with a pic or two.

The only Finnish-English online translation I could find is http://www.tranexp.com and it's a bit rough. But here's an approximation of what the team's press release says.

[quote]Olli Malmivaara in JYP uniform
JYP announces 8th-year veteran Olli Malmivaara is transferring from the AHL to the SM league and to the JYP uniform. [? Terms of the deal are private?]
Malmivaara, who is 197 cm tall and weighs 102 KG, spent the past 2 years with the AHL Lowell Devils. There, in the first season he played 60 games, scored 1g and 10 assists, and the following season in 57 games had 8 g + 9 a. Malmivaara also played two games for the NHL New Jersey Devils. Malmivaara was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL entry draft. [Round 4, #117 overall.]
JYP GM Jukka Sepp

Edited by Shtikl, 23 April 2008 - 09:10 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:11 AM

I'm kind of sad to see him go, I really liked Malmivaara!
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:46 AM

For the life of me, I have absolutely no recollection of this guy playing this past year.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:04 AM

For the life of me, I have absolutely no recollection of this guy playing this past year.


He was the defenseman who played very few games but who made Zubrus look small on the ice.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:35 PM

For the life of me, I have absolutely no recollection of this guy playing this past year.

He played two games, the most memorable moment being when he and Blake fell on Marty...

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