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93 Kristian Vesalainen LW

Winnipeg Jets

Fantasy Stats
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Latest News
  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Bound for North America

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/11/19) Vesalainen will link up with AHL Manitoba for the rest of the 2018-19 campaign in order to make him available for the Jets, Pekka Jalonen of Iltalehti reports.

    Vesalainen notched six goals and 11 helpers with KHL Jokerit this season and will rejoin the Moose. In his previous AHL stint, the 19-year-old recorded eights points in eight games. If an injury crops up down the stretch for Winnipeg, the Finnish winger figures to be atop the short list of potential call-ups.

    Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Heads overseas

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/22/18) The Jets assigned Vesalainen to Jokerit of the KHL on Thursday.

    The Jets would've preferred to have Vesalainen remain with their AHL affiliate, but the 19-year-old forward has decided to exercise the out in his contract that allows him to head overseas to make significantly more money while playing in Russia's top league. The 2017 first-round pick will be back in North America for Winnipeg's training camp in September.

    Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Returned to minors

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/20/18) Vesalainen was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday, Jim Toth of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

    With his demotion, speculation will no doubt start to grow regarding whether Vesalainen will utilize the release clause in his contract to head overseas and play in the KHL. The winger has tallied eight points in as many games for the Moose, but may not be happy playing in North America's No. 2 league.

    Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Jumps to big club

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/16/18) Vesalainen was recalled by the Jets on Friday, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.

    Vesalainen was considering heading back to Europe to play in the KHL since he has an out clause in his NHL contract, but he'll stick now that he's received the call-up. According to Orlesky, the 19-year-old winger can still head to Europe if he's reassigned. A first-round pick in 2017, Vesalainen has three goals and eight points with AHL Manitoba this year. His next chance to play with the Jets could be Friday against the Sabres, and it appears he'll join the team for its upcoming road trip starting Monday in Vancouver.

    Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Could be headed back to Europe

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/15/18) Vesalainen appears to be bound for the KHL after Jokerit bought the player's rights from another club, Pekka Jalonen of Iltalehti reports.

    Vesalainen's contract includes on out clause for the 2018-19 campaign, which would allow him to go to the KHL, per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. The 19-year-old has racked up three goals and five assists in eight games for AHL Manitoba this season, but with no call-up forthcoming, he may have decided a return to Europe was the best thing for his long-term development.

 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/207
Birthdate:
6/1/1999
Age:
19
Hometown:
Helsinki, Finland
Team:
Winnipeg Jets
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