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Jets Reassign Vesalainen from Jokerit to Manitoba

March 15, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manitoba Moose News Release

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have reassigned forward Kristian Vesalainen from Jokerit of the KHL to the Manitoba Moose.

Vesalainen, 19, played five games with the Jets to start the season, registering one assist in his NHL debut in the Jets season opener on Oct. 4 at St. Louis. He also posted eight points (3G, 5A) in eight games for the Moose prior to his Nov. 12 assignment to Jokerit. The Helsinki, Finland native had 17 points (6G, 11A) in 31 games for his hometown club, Jokerit, and he added one goal in six postseason games.

Vesalainen was drafted by the Jets in the first round (24th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft.

SeasonTeamLgeGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM

2015-16 Frolunda HC SweHL 19 1 1 2 0 3 5 0 0 0 2

2016-17 Frolunda HC SweHL 26 1 5 6 2 -1 1 0 0 0 0

2016-17 HPK Hameenlinna SM-liiga 9 1 0 1 0 -1 -- -- -- -- --

2017-18 HPK Hameenlinna SM-liiga 44 19 20 39 6 0 -- -- -- -- --

2017-18 Karpat SM-liiga 5 3 1 4 0 1 18 4 4 8 14

2018-19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 1 1 0 0

2018-19 Manitoba Moose AHL 8 3 5 8 2 1

2018-19 Jokerit Helsinki KHL 31 6 11 17 15 3 6 1 0 1 2

NHL Totals 5 0 1 1 0

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