By on December 16, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of Tampa Bay Lightning

December 16, 2010

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned forward Johan Harju
(YO-hahn har-YOO) to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League
today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Harju, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, has played in seven games with the Lightning
this season, recording a goal and two points. He has two shots on goal
and has averaged 8:01 in ice time. Harju recorded his first NHL point on
December 4 against Colorado and notched his first goal in the very next
game, December 7 at Calgary.

A native of Overtornea, Sweden, Harju has appeared in 17 games with the
Admirals this season in his North American debut, recording 13 goals and
23 points with a plus-7 rating. He leads Norfolk in goals, tied for the
lead with three power-play goals and is third overall in points. Harju
was named the AHL’s Player of the Week for the period ending November 28
after notching six goals and seven points with a plus-5 rating. He also
ranks tied for eighth in the league in goals.

He was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 167th overall, of the
2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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