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Omaha Recruits Another Finn

Nebraska-Omaha acquired another Scandinavian recruit yesterday when they got a commitment from Jan Mikael Juutilainen, who is currently playing for Jokerit in Finland.

Information about European prospects is a little tougher to come by, but it seems like Juutilainen is a good prospect. He was rated 24th overall among European skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's Mid-term draft rankings and second among Finnish skaters.

Though he plays overseas, he's made a couple trips to North America recently which helped him get recruited by colleges. He participated in the World U17 Challenge for Team Finland, where he stood out despite Finland's disappointing finish, and was also a member of Finland's World Juniors team which competed in Vancouver this winter.