Asia League Hockey Transfers – August 8

This is a list of the transfers we were able to confirm at the time of publishing this article. All details here were found through team websites/social media or confirmed by players themselves. This will be updated as more information/team rosters are released If you have any more confirmed transfers/signings, please contact

Icebucks sign Finnish forward, Jesse Niinimaki

Well traveled 33-year-old forward to suit up for his 17th professional team The Nikko Icebucks have announced the signing of Jesse Niinimaki, who is coming off the  most productive season of his career. The 190 cm forward played for Yunost Minsk last season and finished sixth in league scoring with 41

Asia League attendance up last season!

    Team 2014/15 % 2015/16 2016/17 China Dragon 38,457 -4.74%  36,635 32,036 -12.6% Nikko Icebucks 30,318 6.96% 32,429 34,773 7.23% Oji Eagles 29,250 -0.67%  29,055 30,232 4.1% Nippon Paper Cranes 27,480 -2.43%  26,812 29,583 10.3% Sakhalin 18,943 32.1%  25,014 23,970 -4.17%% Tohoku Free Blades 22,757 1.75  23,155 25,126 8.51% Anyang Halla 15,539  8.3% 16,824 13,272 -21.1% High1 15,353  -50.8% 7,560 7,252 -4.1% Daemyung Sangmu 7,553 -30.9%  5,215  - - Daemyung Killer Whales -  - - 9,405 - LEAGUE 205,741 -1.3% 202,999 205,649 1.3%