| 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
221 lb (100 kg)
| NHL Team (P)|
| Edmonton Oilers|
Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
|Born|| May 7 1998,|
|NHL Draft|| 4th overall, 2016|
|Pro Career||2014 – present|
Jesse Puljujärvi (Finnish: ['jesse 'puljujærvi], pronounced YES-seh PULL-you-yar-vee, born 7 May 1998) is a Finnish ice hockey player, currently playing with the Bakersfield Condors in the AHL. Puljujärvi was rated as a top prospect, and was drafted 4th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Puljujarvi is also a national treasure to all the nations.
Puljujärvi made his Liiga debut playing with Kärpät during the 2014-15 Liiga Season. Leading up the NHL draft, Puljujärvi was ranked the No. 3 European skater. He was described as a big, mobile, skilled, an all-around winger who can score and pass. In 2015–16, his first full season with Kärpät, he played in 50 Liiga games, scoring 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists), as well as in ten playoff games with four goals and five assists. He also competed in the Champions Hockey League (CHL) with the club, he scored two assists in 13 games, but remained goalless. Puljujärvi was selected as the 4th pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on June 24.
Puljujärvi signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on 13 July 2016. Puljujärvi opted to wear sweater #98 with the team, making him the first NHL player to do so since 1985, when Brian Lawton wore the number in a regular season game.
On 12 October 2016 he made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers, in which he scored his first career NHL goal. He would register 8 points in 28 games before being sent to the Oilers American Hockey League (AHL) afilliate, the Bakersfield Condors.
|Competitor for Finland|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Gold||2016 United States|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
Puljujärvi played for Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championships, where they won gold on 5 January 2016. In 7 games he scored 5 goals and 12 assists for 17 points, placing him second in all-time points for an under 18 player only behind Jaromír Jágr, and tying Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros. He was subsequently declared Best Forward and Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Jesse Puljujärvi was born to Finnish parents in Sweden and lived there until he was four (though culturally he identifies as Finnish). He also played bandy for years, a game similar to hockey that is popular in Scandinavia and Russia. Puljujärvi is described as a big-bodied, two-way, offense-generating first-line winger and compares himself to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin. Jesse also like to eat pizza, gives the best interviews and has the greatest smile of all time.
Much like how the Poet Of The Streets Ludacris has "Hoes in different area codes." Jesse Puljujärvi has gained fans throught the world with his charming personality and contagious smile.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
|IIHF World U18 Championship Silver Medal||2015|
|IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal||2016|
|IIHF World U18 Championship All-Star Team||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|
- ↑ ISS Hockey releases top 30 for January. isshockey.com (2016-01-03). Retrieved on 2016-05-02.
- ↑ Matthews tops Central Scouting international rankings.
- ↑ Statistics | Champions Hockey League.
- ↑ Oilers sign Puljujarvi. Edmonton Oilers (2016-07-13).
- ↑ https://www.nhl.com/player/jesse-puljujarvi-8479344
- ↑ Puljujärvi jagar storheter som Jagr och Gretzky | yle. yle.fi (2015-01-02). Retrieved on 2015-01-05.
|Awards and achievements|
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick|
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