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Top Ville Heinola News

  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Dropped to minors

    Heinola was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Wednesday.

    Heinola's demotion is to make room on the 23-man roster for Evgeni Svechnikov, who was signed to a one-year deal Wednesday. Over the last two seasons, Heinola has managed just 13 appearances for the Jets in which he tallied one goal and four helpers. He should sit atop the shortlist of potential call-ups throughout the upcoming 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Up to active roster

    Heinola will be promoted to Winnipeg's active roster and slot into the lineup for Wednesday's game versus Calgary, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

    Heinola will likely slot into a bottom-pairing role for Wednesday's contest. He's gone scoreless through two NHL appearances this season.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Back on taxi squad

    Heinola was recalled to the taxi squad Wednesday.

    Heinola has appeared in just two games for the Jets this season in which he registered two shots, three blocks and one hit while averaging a mere 13:28 of ice time. If the blueliner is elevated to the active roster, he could challenge Jordie Benn for a spot in the lineup during the final nine games of the year.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Heads to AHL

    Heinola was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Saturday.

    Heinola has only played two NHL games this season, but he has suited up in 16 AHL contests, recording four goals and six assists. The 20-year-old will handle a more consistent role in the minors.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Up to active roster

    Heinola has been promoted to the Jets' active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus Toronto.

    Heinola is expected to skate on Winnipeg's third pairing against the Maple Leafs. The 20-year-old Finn has only cracked the Jets' lineup on one occasion this season, posting a plus-2 rating in 14:22 of ice time in a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Jan. 21.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Back on taxi squad

    Heinola was added to Winnipeg's taxi squad Wednesday.

    Heinola is expected to remain with the Jets for the duration of their upcoming seven-game road trip. He's racked up 10 points through 16 AHL appearances this season.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Demoted to minors

    Heinola was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Friday.

    Heinola was up with the big club on the taxi squad for Thursday's matchup with Ottawa, but after going unused, he'll head back down to the minors. While the blueliner could find himself moving up and down levels this year, he is likely to play most of his games with Manitoba.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Returned to taxi squad

    The Jets assigned Heinola to their taxi squad Saturday.

    Dylan DeMelo is set to make his season debut Saturday, so the Jets are no longer in need of Heinola's services on the back end. The 19-year-old blueliner will likely continue to bounce between the taxi squad and the active roster throughout the season, so he'll be hard to trust from a fantasy standpoint.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Up from taxi squad

    Heinola was promoted to the main NHL roster Thursday and is expected to pair with Josh Morrissey, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

    Heinola will make his 2020-21 debut in Thursday's matchup with Ottawa. Last year, the 19-year-old blueliner logged just eight games for the Jets in which he racked up one goal on 10 shots, four helpers and four PIM while averaging 18:04 of ice time. Paired with Morrissey, Heinola could see big minutes and possibly even get a look with the man advantage.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Dropped to taxi squad

    Heinola was assigned to Winnipeg's taxi squad Wednesday.

    Heinola has bounced between the taxi squad and main roster in the early going, and that could continue to be the case moving forward since the youngster doesn't need to clear waivers. Winnipeg's 2019 first-round pick showed promise with five points in eight games last season, but he's yet to dress for the Jets in 2020-21.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Ascends from taxi squad

    Heinola was recalled from the taxi squad Monday.

    Heinola was impressive as a rookie last season, posting five points and a plus-3 rating over eight games. The 19-year-old will add depth on the blue line because both Dylan DeMelo (personal) and Tucker Poolman (COVID-19 protocol) won't travel with the team on its three-game road trip.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Placed on taxi squad

    Heinola was promoted from AHL Manitoba to the Jets' practice squad Sunday.

    As expected, Heinola will start the season on the taxi squad after he missed training camp while playing in the World Juniors. After scoring five points in eight NHL games last season, the 19-year-old blueliner should crack the lineup in the near future.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Expected on taxi squad

    Heinola will be placed on the taxi squad following his quarantine period after returning from World Juniors, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

    Considering he missed all of training camp, it shouldn't come as a shock to see Heinola starting the year on the taxi squad. In that role, the blueliner will be able to train with the team which should help him get up to speed. Whenever injuries eventually crop up, Heinola figures to have an inside track to jump into the lineup.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Will start year on loan

    Heinola will begin the 2020-21 campaign on loan with Lukko (Finland).

    Heinola logged 29 games with Lukko last year, tallying seven helpers. The blueliner also made eight appearances for the Jets in October, notching one goal, four assists and 10 shots in 18:04 of average ice time. Once the 2020-21 season starts up, Heinola should be a near-lock for the 23-man roster.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Headed back to Finland

    Heinola was reassigned to Finnish club Lukko Rauma on Friday.

    After a brief three-game stint in the minors, Heinola will return to his native Finland for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. In eight games with the Jets, the 18-year-old notched one goal and four assists. Selected by Winnipeg with the 20th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, the blueliner should be in contention for a regular spot in the lineup heading into next season.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Reassigned to AHL Manitoba

    Heinola was sent down to AHL Manitoba on Thursday, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

    Heinola is two games shy of this year counting toward his entry-level contract, so it's not surprising to see him headed for the minors. The club could still decide to loan him back to his Finnish club Lukko Rauma, but for now the Jets seem to want to keep the blueliner close by. With the Moose, the 18-year-old figures to see a significant uptick in minutes and would likely see the ice on the power play as well, all of which will help further his development. With five points in eight NHL games, the youngster should be a near lock for the 23-man roster next season in the event he doesn't make it back in 2019-20.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Manages assist

    Heinola registered an assist, a plus-2 rating and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

    Heinola's solid start to his NHL career continues with a goal and four helpers in eight appearances. There will be bumps along the way for the 18-year-old defenseman -- he sat out three straight games recently -- but he's shown more good than bad in the early going.

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  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Excelling early on

    Heinola has notched one goal, two assists and eight shots on net while posting a plus-2 rating through the first four games of the campaign.

    The 18-year-old rookie wasn't expected to have a major role with the Jets this season, but with Dustin Byfuglien still contemplating retirement and Nathan Beaulieu (upper body) out long term, he's had a chance to shine early on. If he keeps this up, he'll not only have a permanent spot in Winnipeg's lineup, but will also be a legitimate fantasy option. Heinola is worthy of a waiver claim in most formats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 178 lbs
Birthplace: Honkajoki, Finland
Age: 20
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left