Breaking: 2017 first round pick inks deal in the KHL.

NHL? No thanks.

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NHL? No thanks.

 2017 first round pick decides to ink a deal in the KHL for the upcoming season and by doing so turning his back to the NHL for the 2017-2018 season.

Eeli Tolvanen was selected by the Nashville Predators in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Tolvanen, who has a wicked release and “all the moves on the joystick,” describe Ryan Kennedy from the Hockey Writers.

Tolvanen can shoot in stride, with speed on a rush, or unleash and Ovechkin-like one-timer off the half boards on the power play and bang in some dirty goals from the crease as well. He skates well and has good vision to read and react to the play well.” added Peter Harling from the Hockey Writers.

As reported by Alessandro Seren Rosson, he has inked a one-year deal in KHL + option with Jokerit.