Jani Lajunen

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
Birth Place: Espoo, Finland
Draft: 2008 7th round (201st pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • ACM honors Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium
    The Tennessean

    ACM honors Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium

    The Academy of Country Music named Bridgestone Arena and the Ryman Auditorium as the Large and Small venues of the year, respectively.  In a news release Tuesday, the ACM released the full list of honorees who "contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music." Other industry awards winners included the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut and the Tortuga Music Festival in Florida.  Nashville was the only city with two award-winning venues. The awards are decided by the Academy's professional members. “This award comes on the tail of a sold-out Nashville Predators season and dozens of sold-out events at Bridgestone Arena," said Senior Vice President of Booking for

  • Central Division free-agency preview

    Central Division free-agency preview

    Andrew Knoll The Chicago Blackhawks won the Central Division last year, only to be swept in the first round by the Nashville Predators. That propelled the Preds from 16th-seeded squad to Stanley Cup finalist. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues look to retool on the fly after handing the Minnesota Wild a first-round upset loss. (Free agents are unrestricted unless otherwise noted.) Chicago Blackhawks Notable free agents: D Johnny Oduya, D Brian Campbell, G Anton Forsberg (RFA), RW Tomas Jurco (RFA) Needs: The Blackhawks made big changes following their premature exit from the playoffs. They still need to strengthen their defense, but a challenging cap predicament must be resolved first. Cap space:

  • Report: Kings land Sabres goalie prospect Petersen

    Report: Kings land Sabres goalie prospect Petersen

    Sounds like Cal Petersen is headed to Los Angeles. Per LA Kings Insider, Petersen — the star Notre Dame goalie taken by Buffalo at the 2013 draft — has decided to sign with the Kings when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 16. The decision comes just days after Petersen told the Sabres he wouldn’t be signing with them. “I’ve spoken to Cal. At this time I think he’s going to probably move to free agency and we’ll go from there,” GM Jason Botterill said, per the Buffalo News. “Disappointed, but we’ll move on.” Petersen, 22, is coming off a great junior year for the Fighting Irish. He went 23-12-5 with a .926 save percentage and 2.22 GAA, helping the club advance to the Frozen Four. Petersen