(Vancouver) The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Jonathan Lekkerimäki to a three-year rookie contract.
Lekkerimäki recently completed his season with Djurgårdens IF in Sweden. He helped his team reach the HockeyAllsvenskan league final.
He had five goals and 10 assists in 15 playoff games, after having just three goals and six assists in 29 regular season games.
Lekkerimäki had helped Sweden win gold at the 2022 World Under-18 Championship, dominating the tournament with 15 points, including five goals, in six games.
He has also participated in the last two editions of the World Junior Championship, winning bronze with Sweden in 2022.
The Canucks selected him in the first round, 15e in total, in the 2022 draft.