They have been with the team now since the last week of the regular season but weren’t officially part of the Milwaukee Admirals roster. Ahead of tonight’s Game Two against the Grand Rapids Griffins in the opening round series of the 2016 Calder Cup Finals – that’s changed. The Admirals have officially added goaltender Janne Juvonen and defenseman Joonas Lyytinen to PTO Contracts.
Juvonen was a seventh round draft choice of the Nashville Predators in the 2013 NHL Draft. He was the last selection made by the Predators in that draft class which includes current Admirals Felix Girard and Juuse Saros. The 21-year old netminder Juvonen has spent his career to the point playing in his native Finland. He has already logged 86 games at the senior team level at the top flight of Finland’s Liiga which have all come with the team he joins the Admirals from, Pelicans.
Lyytinen is yet another member of the brilliant selections made by the Predators in the 2014 NHL Draft. Every member of that draft class, aside from Justin Kirkland who is currently battling it out in the 2016 WHL Playoffs for the Kelowna Rockets, are now playing professionally. Lyytinen was selected in the fifth round of that draft class by the Predators and has spent his entire career, youth system and senior level appearances, as part of KalPa in his native Finland.
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