Friday, July 31, 2009

IceDogs sign Simila

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Press Release

The Niagara IceDogs are pleased to announce that they have signed goaltender Petteri Simila to an OHL standard contract.

Simila was selected by the Dogs in the first round, 21st overall, in the CHL Import Draft conducted earlier this summer. The 6'6", 189 lb native of Oulu, Finland was a member of the Karpat Jr. team of the Finnish Elite League during the 2008-09 season.

Simila was also selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round, 211th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

"We are excited to have Petteri join our team. After meeting him in Montreal I knew that his skill level and ability would be a great addition to our club", says IceDogs GM Dave Brown.

It is expected that Petteri will get to St.Catharines sometime mid-August. This way he will be able to get acclimatized to the new environment before training camp and the season begin. He will train together with local players such as Alex Friesen, Johnson Andrews, Marco Insam and the Hamilton brothers at White Oaks to get ready for Training Camp that begins on August 25th.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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