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Winnipeg Jets ink 2017 first-round pick Vesalainen to entry-level contract

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with 2017 first-round pick Kristian Vesalainen on a three-year, entry-level contract worth an average annual value of $1.492 million. Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with 2017 first-round pick Kristian Vesalainen on a three-year, entry-level contract, worth an average annual value of $1.492 million.

Winnipeg selected Vesalainen with the 24th overall pick in the 2017 draft.

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The winger split the year between Karpat and HPK and finished sixth in the league with 22 goals and added 21 assists.

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Vesalainen won a Finnish Liiga championship with Karpat last year.

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The 19-year-old also suited up in his second straight World Juniors and had six points in five games for Finland.

 

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