On the heels of the OKC Barons season end, SM-liiga Jokerit Helsinki announced today that OKC Barons forward Antti Tyrväinen has signed a 1-year contract for next season. Jokerit is also where Antti’s brother Juhani plays as well.
We will miss you, Antti! You were our favorite Finnish scrapper — and we will always remember you and that mischievous twinkle in your eye. Last January I had the pleasure of interviewing Antti. During his two seasons in OKC he could always make me smile and even laugh out loud during a game. We will follow as his career advances and keep you updated on Antti’s antics. I am not certain I can even imagine having TWO Tyrväinen brothers on one team! …. Good luck Jokerit!
For fun — here’s Antti tackling a zamboni while with the Pelicans:
Antti’s brother Juhani Tyrväinen sending summer greetings — as his teammates distract him.