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Kristian Vesalainen

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW/RW
  • Height
    6'4" / 192 cm
  • Weight
    207 lbs / 94 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    20/21
Plays a versatile, high-tempo offensive game…battles for pucks and space…a beast along the wall and difficult to move in front of the net, Futureconsiderations.ca 2017
Kristian is a big, forward with good offensive tools including a powerful shot. His release is heavy and he can get it off fairly quickly, Hockeyprospect.com 2017
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 4 2 3 5 0 |
HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 5 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 8 12 20 0 |
HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 28 18 21 39 8 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4 2
HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 9 1 1 2 0 |
HJK U18 Jr. B Mestis 3 2 3 5 2 |
2014-15 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 2 1 3 0
HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 18 10 5 15 29 | Playoffs 12 5 3 8 4
HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 17 1 1 2 0 -3 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 3 2 5 4 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 24 8 5 13 8 1 |
2015-16 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 1
Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 37 15 19 34 0 14 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0 1
Frölunda HC SHL 19 1 1 2 0 3 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 1
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 4 4 8 4 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 4 6 6 8 |
2016-17 Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 10 4 0 4 14 -7 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 0 -2
Frölunda HC SHL 26 1 5 6 2 -1 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
HPK Liiga 9 1 0 1 0 -1 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 6 7 13 8 5 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 6 7 13 10 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 0 -4 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 4 3 7 4 -4 |
2017-18 HPK Liiga 44 19 20 39 6 0 |
Kärpät Liiga 5 3 1 4 0 1 | Playoffs 18 4 4 8 14 -2
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 2 4 6 2 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 6 9 6 |
2018-19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 1 1 0 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15 Finland U17 EYOF 3 2 1 3 2 4 |
2015-16 Frölunda HC Champions HL 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 0 1 |
2016-17 Frölunda HC Champions HL 6 2 1 3 0 3 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 9 2 1 3 0.33 0 3 |
EYOF 3 2 1 3 1.00 2 4 |
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 |
International-Jr 55 21 21 42 0.76 28 -3 |
J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 2 1 0 1 0.50 0 1
Jr. A SM-liiga 17 1 1 2 0.12 0 -3 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
Jr. B Mestis 3 2 3 5 1.67 2 0 |
Jr. B SM-sarja 27 11 6 17 0.63 29 0 | 12 5 3 8 0.67 4 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 33 18 21 39 1.18 8 0 | 5 4 3 7 1.40 2 0
Jr. C SM-sarja Q 13 10 15 25 1.92 0 0 |
Liiga 58 23 21 44 0.76 6 0 | 18 4 4 8 0.44 14 -2
NHL 5 0 1 1 0.20 0 0 |
SHL 45 2 6 8 0.18 2 2 | 6 0 0 0 0.00 2 1
SuperElit 47 19 19 38 0.81 14 7 | 6 2 2 4 0.67 0 -1
WHC-17 11 7 6 13 1.18 8 0 |
WJC-18 14 8 11 19 1.36 14 13 |
WJC-20 11 3 5 8 0.73 2 2 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/26/2018
08/26/2018 Confirmed HPK Winnipeg Jets
02/21/2018
02/21/2018 Loan HPK Kärpät
04/28/2017
04/28/2017 Confirmed Frölunda HC HPK
11/15/2016
11/15/2016 Loan Frölunda HC HPK
05/13/2016
05/13/2016 Extension Frölunda HC J20 Frölunda HC
08/27/2015
08/27/2015 Confirmed HIFK U20 Frölunda HC J20
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2016, 1 #19 overall by SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL Draft

Drafted 2016, 2 #68 overall by Flint Firebirds in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2015, 4 #54 overall by Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL Futures Draft

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #19 by ISS Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #17 by Future Considerations

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #34 by Hockeyprospect.com

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #9 by McKeen's Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #15 by TSN/McKenzie

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #7 by NHL Central Scouting

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