The Winnipeg Jets on Monday signed defenceman Ville Heinola on a three-year, entry-level contract.
The 18-year-old from Honkajoki, Finland will earn an average annual salary of $1,137,500.
Heinola tallied 14 points (2G, 12A) in 34 games with Lukko in Liiga last season. He also had nine points (1G, 8A) with Lukko’s U20 team. Heinola was a member of Finland’s gold medal-winning team in the 2019 World Junior Championship, netting two points (1G, 1A) in five games. He also played for Finland at the 2019 U18 World Championship where he had four points (1G, 3A) in five games.
Heinola was selected by the Jets in the first round (20th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft.