The Blues signed Niko Mikkola to a two-year contract extension worth $1.575 million ($787.5K AAV).
Mikkola has one assist in his first five career NHL games this season. He has spent most of the year in the AHL, where he has collected 11 points (2G / 9A) in 33 games. The 23-year-old could be a full-time member of the St. Louis blueline in 2021.
Source: Lou Korac 01/31/20, 10:26 am EST
Mikkola will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Mikkola will make his NHL debut one Tuesday.
Mikkola, who has two goals and nine assists (11 points) in 30 AHL games this season. The 23-year-old will replace Colton Parayko, who is still dealing with an upper-body injury.
The Blues have recalled Niko Mikkola from San Antonio (AHL).
Mikkola was a fifth-round pick of the Blues in n2015 and this is his first career call-up. The 23-year-old Finnish defenseman has registered two goals and nine assists (11 points) in 30 games this season, his second professional season in North America.
Source: Jim Thomas 01/6/20, 11:59 am EST
Assigned to San Antonio (AHL)
The Blues have reassigned Niko Mikkola to San Antonio (AHL).
Mikkola, 22, was a fifth-round pick (No.127 overall) in 2015 and came to North America this fall after four years in Finland. The 6-foot-5, 198 lbs. blueliner made the opening night roster but sat as a healthy scratch vs. the Jets on Thursday. Chris Thorburn has been recalled to take Mikkola’s spot on the roster.