Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canucks Sign Defenceman Olli Juolevi to Three-Year Entry Level Contract

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canucks Sign Defenceman Olli Juolevi to Three-Year Entry Level Contract

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Canucks sign fifth overall pick Juolevi

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Olli Juolevi to a three-year entry level contract.

The Canucks selected Juolevi fifth overall in the 2016 draft, making him one of three Finns to go in the top five.

The 18-year-old finished third among Ontario Hockey League rookie defencemen in scoring in 2015-16, registering 42 points (nine goals, 33 assists) in 57 games for the London Knights.

The six-foot-two, 182-pound Helsinki native registered 14 points in 18 games to help the Knights win the OHL Championship. He then added seven points in four games to help the Knights capture their second Memorial Cup.

Prior to joining London, Juolevi appeared in 44 games in 2014-15 with Jokerit's junior squad in Finland, registering six goals and 26 assists. …

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