Rumours had been swirling around Edmonton Oilers young forward Jesse Puljujarvi and it seems like the kid now wants to take the chatter under control.
On Wednesday, TSN’s Darren Dreger announced that Puljujarvi has made it clear he wants out of Edmonton. The insider reports that the 21-year-old is seeking a fresh start in the NHL.
Dreger added that the Oilers are willing to accommodate the demands of the young forward, “but won’t give him away and intend on being patient in finding a right fit.”
While it sounds almost certain that Puljujarvi would greatly benefit from a change of scenery to jumpstart his career, many find it hard to see another NHL team wanting to acquire his services.
He managed to score just four goals and posted five assists in 46 games with the Oilers this season, and didn’t do much better in the first two campaigns… In 139 games with the Oilers, Puljujarvi has 17 goals and 37 points.
At the beginning of the month, there was chatter that Puljujarvi was even considering playing overseas and move on to the KHL. However, his agent Markus Lehto was quickly to correct the rumours, stating that his client wanted a fresh start but would prefer to stay in the NHL.
Let’s see what type of magic new GM Ken Holland can do here!