Jets select Nikkanen in the fourth round of the 2019 NHL Draft

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have selected forward Henri Nikkanen in the fourth round, 113th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Nikkanen, 18, played in nine games with Jukurit in Liiga and scored two goals. The product of Mikkeli, Finland also had a goal in two games for Kettera in Mestis in Finland and had nine points (2G, 7A) in 14 games with Jukurit’s U20 team. In 2017-18, Nikkanen tallied 38 points (20G, 18A) in 50 games with JYP’s U20 team. He represented Finland at the 2017 U-17 World Hockey Challenge, netting five points (3G, 2A) in five games.