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Santeri Hatakka recalled by the New Jersey Devils

On Sunday, the New Jersey Devils recalled defenseman Santeri Hatakka from the Utica Comets of the AHL.

This will be Hatakka’s second stint in New Jersey this season. From January 18 to January 27, he played three games for the Devils, registering one assist and was a +5. His previous NHL experience consisted of nine games with the San Jose Sharks in the 2021-22 season.

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In 31 games played for the Utica Comets this season, Hatakka has three goals, eight assists, 41 shots, 26 PIM, and is a -3. He played the past two seasons for the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

Hatakka is 23 years old and is a native of Riihimaki, Finland. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the San Jose Sharks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Devils from the Sharks last season.

The Utica Comets are off until February 9, when they go on the road to face the Belleville Senators. For more information about the Utica Comets, including ticketing and schedules, visit

In this episode of the Central New York Hockey Report, we take a look at the “Comets at the All-Star Break”. Scott and Jordan break down the team’s offense, defense, goaltending, special teams, and who has really stood out so far! We also look at who could be coming to the team later this season as well as the Comet’s chances of making the playoffs! 00:00 – 06:26: intros + overall impressions of the season so far. 06:27 – 10:26: the offense. 10:27 – 15:53: the defense. 15:54 – 24:09: the special teams. 24:10 – 28:56: the goaltending. 28:57 – 35:53: a look ahead + what needs to happen for the Comets to make the playoffs?

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