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Ilari Melart | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 227

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Ilari Melart has signed with Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk of the KHL for next season.
He played 15 games with Yugra during the 2013-14 campaign and he skated in 30 contests with Columbus' AHL affiliate in Springfield. Tue, May 20, 2014 05:02:00 PM

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Ilari Melart will report to AHL Springfield after completing his stint in the KHL.

Melart was loaned to Yugra and had five points and 22 penalty minutes in 15 KHL games. The 25-year-old defenseman isn't expected to ever have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Ilari Melart has been loaned to KHL Ugra.

Melart inked a one-year deal with Columbus after scoring seven goals and 18 points in 50 SM-liiga games last season. He had three points and 28 penalty minutes in 24 AHL contests before heading back to Europe.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Ilari Melart has agreed to a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but it is an entry-level contract. Melart had 18 points and 80 penalty minutes in 50 SM-liiga games last season. He's 24 and hasn't played professionally in North America before.
Fri, May 24, 2013 12:31:00 PM

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