Pittsburgh Penguins officially announce the signing of a great player

Penguins sign forward Jesse Puljujarvi to a two-year contract.
Kyle Dubas, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced today that forward Jesse Puljujarvi has signed a two-year contract.

The two-year contract expires at the end of the 2024-25 season and has an average annual value of $800,000.

Puljujarvi, 25, signed a professional tryout with Pittsburgh on December 10 and has appeared in 13 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League this season, recording four goals, five assists, nine points, and a plus-8 rating.

The 6-foot-4, 201-pound forward split the 2022-23 season with the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes, scoring five goals, 11 assists, and 16 points in 75 games. He has 51 goals, 63 assists, and 114 career points from 334 NHL games with Edmonton and Carolina. Puljujarvi has also scored three goals, three assists, and six points in 27 NHL playoff appearances.

Puljujarvi set career offensive highs with the Oilers in 2021-22, totaling 14 goals, 22 assists, and 36 points in 65 games.

Between 2014-16 and 2019-21, the Finnish forward spent parts of four seasons with Karpat in Finland’s top professional league, Liiga. In 143 career Liiga games, he has 48 goals and 56 assists.

Puljujarvi, who was born in Alvkarleby, Sweden but raised in Finland, has competed for Team Finland in two World Under-18 Championships (2015 and 2016), two World Junior Championships (2015 and 2016), and one World Championship (2017). In 2016, he was named the Most Valuable Player at the World Junior Championship after leading the tournament in assists (12) and points (17) on his way to gold medal. Puljujarvi also helped Team Finland win silver and gold medals in the 2015 and 2016 Under-18 tournaments, respectively.

Puljujarvi was selected in the first round (4th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

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