Jets reassign Kristian Vesalainen from Manitoba to Jokerit

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have reassigned forward Kristian Vesalainen from the Manitoba Moose to Jokerit of the KHL.

Vesalainen, 19, played five games with the Jets to start the season, registering one assist in his NHL debut in the Jets season opener on Oct. 4 at St. Louis. He was recalled from the Moose on Nov. 16 after he posted eight points (3G, 5A) in eight games, including three goals in his last three games with Manitoba.

Vesalainen was drafted by the Jets in the first round (24th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft.