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Hartikainen off to good start

by Michael Baldwin Modified: June 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012

Barons left winger Teemu Hartikainen split time between Oklahoma City and Edmonton last season.

In Oklahoma City’s preseason opener Friday night, a 4-0 win over Houston, the Finland native contributed two assists on power play goals in the second period.

When the NHL lockout ends Hartikainen is one of the top candidates to join the Oilers.

“I know exactly what the coaches need me to do and I have to do it if I’m going to play in the NHL,” Hartikainen said. “I know my role is to be a playmaker… I know what I have to do.”

by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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