Good read. An inside look at Antti Tyrvainen and how players adjust. Be sure to check out Patricia’s other player interviews. Better than anything else you’ll see coming out of OKC with regards to media coverage.


On June 15, 2011, Antti Tyrväinen was signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract and we have been very lucky to watch him play in Oklahoma City this season. Tyrväinen recorded his first assist on October 15th vs. the Texas Stars, and after his return from injury he scored his first AHL goal on December 31st vs. the San Antonio Rampage. This was quickly followed by his second goal the next day on January 1st vs. the Houston Aeros. Following his return from injury in mid December, Tyrväinen is now much more confident and more aggressive on the ice — reminding us of that tough, Lahti Pelican player we saw in videos from last season.

Since a number of our OKC Barons players are European, it was very interesting talking to Antti about his experiences living and working here in North America. As someone who has firsthand experience…

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