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Jesse Puljujarvi signs with Oilers

No. 4 pick in 2016 NHL Draft was MVP of World Junior Championship in January

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Jesse Puljujarvi signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Financial terms of the contract were not released.

Puljujarvi, 18, was the No. 4 selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. The forward had 13 goals and 15 assists in 50 games with Karpat in Liiga, the top professional league in Finland, and four goals and five assists in 10 Liiga playoff games.

He also helped Finland win the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with a tournament-best 17 points in seven games and he was named the tournament's most valuable player. Puljujarvi, who was 17 during the tournament, tied for the second-most points in a tournament by an under-18 player, one behind the 18 points Jaromir Jagr had for Czechoslovakia at the 1990 WJC.

Puljujarvi capped his season with five goals and two assists in four games to help Finland win the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

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