Bruins Sign Joonas Kemppainen to a One-year, Two-way Contract
/ Boston Bruins
Boston, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 21, that the club has signed forward Joonas Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way contract worth a cap figure of $700,000 at the NHL level.
The 27-year-old played 59 games for Oulun Kärpät in the Finnish Elite League during the 2014-15 season and recorded 11 goals, 21 assists and a plus-15 rating. In 19 playoff games for Kärpät this year, the forward potted 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points with a plus-14 rating.
Kemppainen also competed in this year’s IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship where he ranked third on the Finnish team in goals (three), second in assists (six) and second in points (nine) in eight games played.
The 6’2’’, 213-pound Kajaani, Finland native has played in the Finnish Elite League from 2006-2015 with Oulun Kärpät, HPK Hameenlinna and Assat Pori. During his nine seasons in Finland, Kemppainen totaled 62 goals and 99 assists for 161 points in 464 regular season games with a combined plus-41 rating. In 65 postseason appearances in the Finnish Elite League, he has accrued 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points with a plus-19 rating.