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Finn winger Somervuori agrees to one-year deal

Updated: June 4, 2003, 8:43 PM ET
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Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning signed Finnish star Eero Somervuori to a one-year contract Wednesday.

The 24-year-old right wing was selected by the Lightning in the seventh round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound player has played the last eight seasons in the Finnish Elite League, emerging as one of its top offensive threats. Lightning general manager Jay Feaster said he expects Somervuori to contend immediately for a spot on one of the top two lines.

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