Jets Sign 2017 First-Round Pick Kristian Vesalainen

Jets Sign 2017 First-Round Pick Kristian Vesalainen

Kristian Vesalainen
Kristian Vesalainen (NHL.COM)

The Winnipeg Jets have signed 2017 first round pick Kristian Vesalainen to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Helsinki native will earn an average annual salary of $1.492 million.

Vesalainen, 19, won a Finnish Liiga championship with Karpat last season after recording eight points (4G, 4A) in 18 playoff games. He played 49 regular season games between Karpat and HPK and finished sixth in the league with 22 goals, adding 21 assists for 43 points.

— Staff

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