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RELEASE: Oilers sign Puljujarvi to two-year contract

Edmonton's first-round pick in 2016 will return to the NHL, currently playing for Karpat in Finland's Liiga

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EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have signed forward Jesse Puljujarvi to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season with an average annual value of $1.175 million.

The 22-year-old Finnish winger was Edmonton's first-round selection, fourth overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft and is currently playing for Karpat in Finland's Liiga, with whom he's scored one goal in two games.

Puljujarvi scored 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists) in 56 games with Karpat last season and has 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists) in 139 career NHL games with Edmonton.

He also has 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 53 AHL games with the Bakersfield Condors.

Puljujarvi has been loaned to Karpat for the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

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