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Devils forward Pesonen signs in Switzerland

May 20, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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Devils forward Harri Pesonen, who debuted for the club last season and appeared in four games, has left the organization to join Swiss league outfit Lausanne.

Lausanne announced the deal on Tuesday, one that keeps Pesonen in Switzerland until 2016. Prior to heading overseas the Finnish forward spent all of last season with AHL Albany, appearing in a team-high 75 games while finishing sixth on the team in scoring, with 36 points.

Praised by Devils head coach Peter DeBoer for his “high-tempo game,” Pesonen originally joined the Devils in 2013, signing as an undrafted free agent after several years with Finnish league team JyP HT Jyvaskyla, which I assure you is a real thing.

  1. thecheeman - May 20, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    He’s totally a better fit for Zug.


  2. hawksin5 - May 20, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    umm who? and i watch a TON of hockey…….

    • barkar942 - May 20, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      The Devils.
      They play in Newark, NJ.
      About 5 miles away from the NY Rangers.
      They have some goalie guy named Brodeur who set a bunch of records because he had a huge trap defense in front of him for years.
      They had some guy named Kovalchuk until the NHL made him “retire ” to the KHL so they didn’t end up owning the Devils team.
      Oh wait- did you just mean who is Harri Pesonen?
      Sorry- absolutely no clue. You’ll have to ask 95cups. He is the resident Devils expert here on PHT.

  3. barkar942 - May 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    And you can tell it is an article about the Devils- 4 comments and two are mine.

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