Somppi, Otto

AHL Game Night: 12-14-18 Crunch at Rocket

Another Lightning prospect emerging.

SYR-3
LAV-2 (SO)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals in 23 shots for the victory.

First Period
2:26 SYR Yan (7), (Valleau, Somppi)

Second Period
1:04 LAV Alain (4), (Lamarche, McCarron)
4:24 LAV McCarron (4), (Belzile, Mete)(PP)
6:41 SYR Volkov (7), (Conacher, Andreoff)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- Volkov, Somppi
LAV- Audette

Andy Andreoff and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's first and second stars.

When Syracuse recently lost Mitchell Stephens from the lineup again due to injury, one might've been concerned with the Crunch once again losing the services of one of their best centermen. Except, oh, they just pulled Otto Somppi out of the can. Somppi's first two games with Syracuse, 1-1-2 and a shootout winner tonight. Tampa Bay's organization continues to be an embarrassment of riches from a depth standpoint.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-12-18 Crunch at Marlies

Syracuse builds a snowman in the Marlies' own barn.

SYR-8
TOR-1

Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory.

First Period
4:46 SYR Andreoff (12), (Gaunce, Masin)
10:25 SYR Barre-Boulet (10), (Valleau, Pasquale)
19:33 TOR Bracco (5), (Mueller, Gagner)(PP)
19:53 SYR Yan (6), (Verhaeghe)

Second Period
7:00 SYR Somppi (1), (Bourke, Raddysh)
8:43 SYR Colton (2), (Yan)
18:26 SYR Gaunce (5), (Verhaeghe, Katchouk)

Third Period
9:08 SYR Andreoff (13), (Barre-Boulet, Conacher)(PP)
11:39 SYR Barre-Boulet (11), (unassisted)

Alex Barre-Boulet, Andy Andreoff, and Dennis Yan were the game's three stars. Boulet now sits above a point a game pace in this rookie pro campaign with 24 points in his first 22 games. Otto Somppi also cashed in his first pro goal in his AHL season debut with the Crunch after a brief stint in Orlando.

Toronto's been a fairly regular tormentor of the Crunch over the past few seasons, so to hang eight goals on them in front of their home crowd represents a small measure of sweet revenge. Syracuse moves past Cleveland into second place in the North Division with the win, four points back of Rochester with three games in hand.

Ben Groulx is a warlock.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-22-18 Predators at Lightning

Connor Ingram FTW.

NSH-2
TB-5

Ingram allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the victory.

First Period
3:09 NSH Jarnkrok (1), (Arvidsson, Turris)

Second Period
4:16 TB Miller (1), (Killorn, Joseph)
10:15 TB Volkov (1), (unassisted)
19:59 NSH Ellis (1), (Arvidsson, Turris)

Third Period
13:01 TB Yan (1), (Stralman, Coburn)
18:29 TB Verhaeghe (1), (Barre-Boulet, Coburn)(EN)
18:52 TB Paquette (1), (Joseph)(EN)

Dennis Yan, Ingram, and Mitchell Stephens were the game's three stars.

Kneel before the might and glory of a Brayden Coburn multi-point game.

Mathieu Joseph had a pair of helpers and was +1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 13:55.

Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 shot and 2 blocked shots in 19:04.

Yan had the game winner and was +2 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 14:21. All Dennis Yan does is score goals.

Boris Katchouk had 1 shot and 6 hits in 11:15.

Otto Somppi was +1 with 2 penalty minutes and 2 hits in 13:48. Somppi was also 64% on 11 draws.

Carter Verhaeghe had a goal and was +1 with 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 16:01.

Alex Barre-Boulet had a helper and was +2 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 16:51.

Stephens was +1 with 2 shots in 13:03.

Alexander Volkov had a goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 16:02.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 20:05.

Ross Colton had 2 hits in 13:02. He was also 22% on 9 draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Lightning Inks F Otto Somppi to Entry Level Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Otto Somppi to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Somppi, 20, skated in 59 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season, recording 28 goals and 83 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes. He led the Mooseheads for assists (55), points and plus/minus (plus-39). Somppi’s 55 assists ranked sixth overall in the league. The Helsinki, Finland native has also appeared in two QMJHL playoff games, posting one assist. During the 2017-18 season, he served as an assistant captain for Halifax.

The 6-foot-2, 188-pound forward has skated in 178 career QMJHL games, all with the Mooseheads over the past three seasons, collecting 58 goals and 170 points to go along with 83 penalty minutes. Somppi represented Finland at the 2017 World Jr. Championships, skating in five games and registering one goal.

Somppi was drafted by the Lightning in the seventh round, 206th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.

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