Jesperi Kotkaniemi of the Montreal Canadiens moved to Ace with an agreement valid until further notice. At the same time, speculation about teammate Joel Army is hot.
Aces Development Director Tommi Kerttula said at a press conference on Monday that he had discussed with the Army background forces playing in Ace.
– We know, on both sides, what the situation is. We look very kindly at our own puppies if we can help them and they will help us in this situation. That is our number one priority, Kerttula said.
According to Kerttula, with the Kotkaniemi agreement, Äss has a competitive team, with plenty of high-quality players for each venue.
The club is not going to get NHL players with no history of Aces.
– We start by saying that this is where we go. If other players with an ace background appear and there is a need on the team, we will open discussions. This section is not intended or intended to acquire outside players.
“Handset on the seabed”
Kotkaniemi and Armia are both bred by Aces. The duo have been playing together at the Montreal Canadiens for two seasons.
Kotkaniemi has been playing padel with the Army since the end of the season.
– The games go well when Joppe is caught in the cottage. He’s there quite often. The handset is probably at the bottom of the sea. He’s a pretty good gamer in that sport.
Kotkaniemi hopes that the Army will also return to its old company.
– If he gets caught from the cottage, we hope so.
The 27-year-old Armia will make its debut in the NHL in the 2014-2015 season. He has represented Buffalo Sabers, Winnipeg Jets and the last two through Montreal in his career.
Last season, the Army scored 16 + 14 in 58 regular season matches. In ten playoffs, the winger scored two goals and gave three assists.
He won the Finnish Championship in Ace 2013.