Canucks to send prospect Olli Juolevi to Finland

The Vancouver Canucks will send defensive prospect Olli Juolevi to TPS Turku of the Finnish Liiga for the 2017-18 season.

The move allows Juolevi to continue his development while playing against men in a step up in competition from Canadian major junior.

Juolevi has spent the past two seasons with the OHL’s London Knights, scoring 42 points in consecutive years.

He won a Memorial Cup with London in 2016, and was drafted fifth overall by the Canucks at that June’s NHL Draft.