The New York Islanders' prospect will look to take an even bigger role in the Liiga this season.
By my unofficial count, 53 Finnish prospects have attended NHL development camps this summer. There will be three more players next week when the Chicago Blackhawks' camp begins on Monday. Defensemen Henri Jokiharju (2017, 1st round), Roope Laavainen (2017, 4th round) and Joni Tuulola (2015, 6th round) are listed on the roster. In this article … Continue reading NHL Development Camp Information
The Florida Panthers have signed Henrik Haapala to a two-year entry-level contract. This past season, the 23-year-old forward led the Finnish Liiga in scoring with 60 points in 51 games. In 16 playoff games, he added two goals and seven assists en route to win the championship with Tappara for the second consecutive season. Haapala was a … Continue reading Florida Panthers sign Henrik Haapala