The Edmonton Oilers have announced forward Jesse Puljujarvi has been loaned to Finland's National Team for the upcoming World Hockey Championship.
Edmonton is able to recall Puljujarvi at any time during the assignment. Puljujarvi, 18, is in his first season with the Oilers organization, after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 6'4", 215-pound forward appeared in 28 games with the Oilers, registering eight points (1G, 7A) and 10 penalty minutes. In 39 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors, he recorded 28 points (12G, 16A) and 10 penalty minutes.
Puljujarvi has represented Finland internationally in 79 games at the junior and under-18 levels, including winning gold medals at both the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship and the 2016 Under-18 World Hockey Championship.
Puljujarvi was named Most Valuable Player at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship. The World Hockey Championship will mark his international debut for Finland at the senior men's level.