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Jets sign netminder Olkinuora

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WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets confirmed today they have signed free-agent goalie Juho Olkinuora, a 22-year-old who's leaving the University of Denver after two seasons.

Olkinuora will join the AHL's St. John's IceCaps shortly to finish out the season.

The native of Helsinki had a 13-6-5 record with the Pioneers this season in the WCHA.

"He was going to leave school and we expressed interest and I think this will work out well that he can get right into the system and start developing," Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said today. "A lot of people in our organization have seen him play and he is a competitor. He has shown some good attributes that a pro goaltender should."

Here's an example of Olkinuora's work in a game versus University of North Dakota in February.

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Updated on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:47 PM CDT: Adds quote

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