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Coyotes Players to Honor Jukka Nieminen by Wearing Initials "JN" on Helmets This Season

Wednesday, 10.6.2010 / 8:36 AM MT / News
Arizona Coyotes
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that Coyotes players will wear the initials "JN" on the back of their home and away helmets this season to honor Jukka Nieminen.

Jukka Nieminen
Nieminen, who passed away on June 11, 2010, served 17 seasons (1993 - 2010) as the massage therapist for the Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes.

"Jukka was a very special person and an important member of our training staff," said Maloney. "We were all deeply saddened by his sudden passing this summer and we are proud to honor him by having our players wear his initials on their helmets this season."

The Coyotes coaching staff will also wear the initials "JN" on the left arm of their training jackets to honor Nieminen.

Coyotes players will wear the initials "JN" for the first time when they play their final preseason game Friday against Dinamo Riga in Riga, Latvia. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LP. NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact us | Site Map