Blackhawks agree to terms with defenceman Joni Tuulola

Finnish players, from left, Roope Hintz, Mikko Rantanen, Joni Tuulola and Antti Kalapudas celebrate scoring during the 2016 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on Saturday Jan. 2, 2016. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Finnish defenceman Joni Tuulola to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Monday.

Drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Tuulola recorded career highs in goals (7), assists (23) and points (30) with Sport in the Finnish Elite League this past season.

The 22-year-old racked up 10 goals and 33 points in 141 Finnish Elite League regular-season games, while also picking up one assist in seven post-season contests with HPK.

Tuulola was a part of Finland’s gold medal-winning team at the 2016 world juniors.

March 26, 2018


Joni Tuulola
2 Years
Entry-Level Deal

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