Checkers Acquire Tuomi From Phoenix

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers announced that they have acquired rookie defenseman Niko Tuomi (pictured) from the Phoenix RoadRunners to complete the Nov. 11, 2006 trade that sent Ren Fauci from Charlotte to Phoenix.

Phoenix acquired Tuomi from Pensacola to complete the Oct. 6, 2006 trade that sent goaltender Mike Mole from Phoenix to Pensacola.

The Checkers are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

The 24-year-old Tuomi has 12 points (2g-10a) and 15 penalty minutes in 26 games with Pensacola which acquired him on Jan. 3 in exchange for right wing Adam Taylor from Florida. Tuomi had four points (1g-3a) and 16 penalty minutes in 16 games with Florida.

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