|COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS ASSIGN LEFT WING MARKUS HANNIKAINEN TO AHL’S CLEVELAND MONSTERS|
|COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned left wing Markus Hannikainen to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate.
Hannikainen, 23, has posted 1-1-2 with six penalty minutes and an “even” plus/minus rating in 10 games with the Blue Jackets this season, including notching his first NHL goal on January 21 vs. Carolina and his first NHL assist on February 25 vs. the NY Islanders. He has also recorded 12-8-20 with 16 penalty minutes and is +2 in 36 games with Cleveland.
The Helsinki, Finland native has registered 1-1-2 with six penalty minutes in 14 career NHL games since making his debut in 2015-16. Originally signed to a two-year, entry level contract with Columbus on April 20, 2015, Hannikainen has also notched 19-21-40 with 36 penalty minutes in 86 career AHL games with the Monsters and tallied 3-7-10 in 16 playoff games to help the club capture the 2016 Calder Cup.
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