Ducks sign Jani Hakanpaa to one-year contract extension

Anaheim Ducks' Jani Hakanpaa, right, reaches for the puck next to Toronto Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Jani Hakanpaa to a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2020-21 season, the team announced Wednesday.

Hakanpaa appeared in five games for the Ducks — the first contests of his NHL career — this season, scoring once. The 28-year-old also scored one goal and added 12 assists in 47 games with the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s AHL affiliate.

A native of Kirkkonummi, Finland, Hakanpaa was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round, 104th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Hakanpaa was signed by the Ducks as a free agent in 2019. Previously, he played in the Finnish Elite League with Karpat and Espoo, leading all defencemen in plus/minus in both 2018-19 and 2017-18.

May 6, 2020

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Jani Hakanpaa
Defence
AGE: 29

SIGNED BY
Anaheim Ducks
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$750,000
TOTAL
$750,000

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