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Jesse Puljujärvi
Born 7 May 1998 (1998-05-07) (age 24)
Älvkarleby, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Liiga team Kärpät
NHL Draft 4th overall, 2016
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2014–present

Jesse Puljujärvi (born on May 7, 1998) is a Finnish ice hockey player who is currently playing with Kärpät in the Finnish Liiga.

He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round (4th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[]

Jesse made his Liiga debut playing with Kärpät during the 2014–15 Liiga season. Leading up the NHL draft, he was ranked the No. 3 European skater.

He was described as a big, mobile, skilled, an all-around winger who can score and pass.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Kärpät Jr. Fin-Jr. 18 12 11 23 4 12 7 0 7 2
2014–15 Kärpät Jr. Fin-Jr. 11 12 6 18 10 5 2 1 3 4
2014–15 Kärpät Liiga 21 4 7 11 10
2014–15 Hokki Mestis 15 8 5 13 8 3 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Kärpät Liiga 50 13 15 28 22 9 3 4 7 2
Liiga totals 71 17 22 39 32 9 3 4 7 2

International[]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Finland IH18 5th 4 3 2 5 4
2015 Finland WJC18 Template:Sica 7 2 5 7 4
2015 Finland WJC 7th 5 0 0 0 0
2016 Finland WJC18 Template:Goca 4 5 2 7 2
2016 Finland WJC Template:Goca 7 5 12 17 0
Junior totals 27 15 21 36 10

International Play[]

Medal record
Competitor for Template:Ihj
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championship
Silver 2015 Switzerland
Gold 2016 United States
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold 2016 Finland

Jesse helped team Finland win silver medal at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships in Switzerland. He played for Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championships, where they won gold on 5 January of 2016.

In 7 games, Jesse scored 5 goals and 12 assists for 17 points, placing him second in all-time points for an under 18 player only behind Jaromir Jagr & tying Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros.

He was subsequently declared "Best Forward" and "Most Valuable Player" of the tournament.

Accolades[]

Award Year
International
IIHF World U18 Championship Silver Medal 2015
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2016
IIHF World Junior Championship Gold Medal 2016
IIHF World Junior Championship All-Star Team 2016
IIHF World Junior Championship Best Forward 2016
IIHF World Junior Championship Most Valuable Player 2016
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