Jets sign defenceman Ville Heinola to entry-level contract

Winnipeg Jets 2019 first-round pick Ville Heinola. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Ville Heinola to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Monday.

The deal has an average annual value of $1,137,500.

Heinola, 18, was selected by Winnipeg 20th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. He recorded two goals and 14 points in 34 games with Lukko in the Liiga last season, as well as one goal and nine points with Lukko’s U20 team.

The Finnish defenceman won gold with Finland at the world junior championship, posting one goal and two points in five games. He also represented his country at the 2019 U18 world championship, where he registered one goal and four points in five games.

July 15, 2019

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Ville Heinola
LENGTH:
3 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Entry-Level Deal
SALARY CAP HIT:
$1.1375 million
TOTAL:
$3.4125 million

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