23-Year-Old Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks
Ville Pokka Contract Information:
Agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with the Blackhawks in June 2017.
Pokka cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Rockford on Saturday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Pokka was the second of the Islanders seven defensive picks in the 2012 draft. At this point he is still playing in Finland and that is where he will most likely stay this season.
Taken by the Islanders in the second round of the 2012 draft, Pokka projects as a solid defender with limited offensive upside. He recorded three points in 35 games with Karpat of Finland's SM-Liiga last year.