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SportsJesse Puljujarvi does best thing for Oilers and himself, signing for year in Finland

15:30  27 august  2019
15:30  27 august  2019 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi signs one-year deal in Finland with NHL out clause

Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi signs one-year deal in Finland with NHL out clause Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi has signed a one-year deal back home in Finland, but the door isn’t closed on his NHL career. The post Tyler Seguin: Wouldn’t be surprised if Jason Spezza scores 15-25 with Maple Leafs appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Jesse Puljujarvi saga continues. According to Jouni Nieminen, a Jesse Puljujärvi tonight to Kaleva Newspaper at a charity game in Oulu Holland has been adamant that he won’t deal Puljujarvi just for the sake of doing so and that he’ll look to make a trade that makes sense for the Oilers .

Puljujarvi cracked the Oilers as an 18- year -old in 2016-17. He would play 28 games with the team William Nylander spent half his post-draft year in Sweden and the other half in the AHL and then began his I don’t think the Edmonton Oilers have done a real good job of developing Jesse Puljujarvi

Jesse Puljujarvi does best thing for Oilers and himself, signing for year in Finland© Codie McLachlan Jesse Puljujarvi of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place on Jan. 20, 2018.

This in from Karpat Oulu, news that the Finnish Elite League team has signed Jesse Puljujarvi to a one-year deal.

Here is the Google-translated story: “The agreement includes an option for Puljujärvi to qualify for the NHL until December 1… The 21-year-old striker last played in Kärpat during the 2015-2016 season. In 2016, he played a significant role in winning both the Under-18 and Under-20 World Championships and played in the 2017 Men’s World Cup… Puljujärvi has been practicing with the Flyers since the start of ice training, and the current team has impressed the attacker. Harri Aho, the Sports Director of Karpat, is rightly pleased with the high-end confirmation. ‘The great thing is, Jesse has decided to make a season-long deal with us. Jesse is a homegrown prospect whose size, skills and talent will surely be enough for the NHL. We want to be there to help and support Jesse towards that goal.’ ”

Holland: Puljujarvi signing in Finland doesn't rule out trade

Holland: Puljujarvi signing in Finland doesn't rule out trade The Jesse Puljujarvi sweepstakes are still wide open after the restricted free-agent forward signed a one-year deal on Tuesday morning to play in Finland's top league this season. Since Puljujarvi's contract includes an NHL opt-out clause - allowing him to join a team before Dec. 1 - Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland doesn't believe the move will have much impact on his trade market. "I don't know that him signing in Finland has a huge effect on the situation," Holland told Sportsnet's Mark Spector. "I've had conversations with numerous clubs that have had interest, some interest, in acquiring Jesse.

Jesse Puljujärvi (Finnish: [ˈje̞sse̞ ˈpuljuˌjærvi]; born May 7, 1998) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Comrie and the Oilers patched things up after years , not months. Best thing for Jesse to do is stay in Europe play a ton and get teams interested in him and what he can do on the ice, cause right now teams may be Leary with all the things that have come out the last while from Jesse ’ side and the

My take

  1. At this point, given how wrong things have gone in Puljujavi’s career to date, this is the best news for both the Edmonton Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi.
  2. Puljujarvi gets a chance to play the top line minutes he craves and to show he can score at a point per game rate in a top men’s league, something he has never done. He also gets the chance to get healthy and regain his confidence, while also maturing as a player and a young man.
  3. The 2019-20 Karpat team is led by five-year AHL veteran Ludwig Bystrom and Czech veteran Jakub Krejcik and 34-year-old Canadian Shaun Heshka on defence, with Michal Kristof the top returning forward. Jussi Jokinen, now 36, will also be on hand to lead the attack.
  4. As for the Oilers, Puljujarvi had little trade value. It made zero sense to trade him just now. Perhaps he’ll have a lights out seasons in Finland and increase that trade value. Is it possible he might also have a change of heart and decide to give it one more go with the Oilers? I don’t see this as likely but it can’t be ruled out. Maybe in another year we’ll see an older, more experienced, healthy and more confident Puljujarvi back in Edmonton. Heck, maybe even by mid-November we’ll see Puljujavi back in Edmonton, or in another NHL city, but I suspect he’s best off with a full year in Karpat Oulu, even if he does score like crazy in September, October and November. A solid, year-long stretch of elite offensive play in a league close-ish to the AHL in quality is the right tonic for Puljujarvi’s career.
  5. When we take a deep dive into Puljujarv’s play last year by studying how many passes and shots he made on Grade A scoring chances and how many mistakes he made on Grade A scoring chances against, we see he was mediocre at best, a middling player on a poor Oilers team, performing at about the same rate as fellow wingers Alex Chiasson, Zack Kassian, Jujhar Khaira, Ryan Spooner and Tobias Rieder. Not one of them was a solid two-way player at even strength last year, even as Kassian looked good for a time on a line with Connor McDavid. As for Puljujarvi, he never really looked that good at any time. Indeed, if his play was marked by anything it was him falling down with alarming frequency, which might have been related to his injured hips. Jesse Puljujarvi does best thing for Oilers and himself, signing for year in Finland© Provided by PostMedia Digital

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Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Jesse Puljujärvi , 1998-05-07 Älvkarleby, SWE Finland . Puljujärvi is a big winger who combines size, skating and skill. A strong skater who can blast past the opposition in full speed. Able to use his size, reach and stickhandling skills to retain the puck in speed.

Fast forward three years and you can bet every single Oilers fan is wishing things went the other way and they ended up with Dubois instead of Puljujärvi More Puljujärvi , from Kaleva newspaper: "My body feels like it should, and the operated hip is better than new." He believes he will get traded out of

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