Islanders select Vesterinen 30th overall

Islanders select Fi07_Vesterinen_Saku_mediumnnish Defenseman Saku Vesterinen in CHL Import Draft.

Charlottetown – Islanders General Manager Jim Hulton announced today that Charlottetown have selected Finnish defenseman Saku Vesterinen 30th overall in the 2016 CHL Import Draft.

The 17-year-old defenseman from Siilinjärvi, Finland is 5’11″ and 165 lbs.

Vesterinen posted 7 goals and 20 assists for 27 points in 34 games last season with the KalPa Under-18 team in Finland.

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“We’re excited to bring Saku into our organization,” Hulton said. “He is a player who we had very strong reports on from numerous sources throughout the NHL and seeing how strong the Finnish program has been over the last number of years we feel we have added a key player to our organization”.

Vesterinen will join the Islanders for training camp in August.

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