Jesse Puljujarvi didn’t waste any time getting off to a strong start in his return to Finnish club Oulun Karpat.
Puljujarvi started things off by scoring a one-timer from the slot, off a pass from Mika Pyörälä, just 2:42 into the game. The 21-year-old later added an assist and finished the game with a team-leading six shots during his 15:15 minutes of ice.
Oulun earned a 3-1 win in the end to earn their first Champions Hockey League victory of the season. The Finnish club is in Group E with Grenoble, SC Bern and Skellefteå AIK.
The Edmonton Oilers‘ 2016 fourth-overall pick signed with Oulun after expressing his desire to move on from the Oilers, according to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. His current deal with his new club includes a clause which would allow him to return to the NHL before Dec. 1.
In 139 career NHL games with the Oilers, Puljujarvi posted 17 goals and 37 total points.