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Islanders Agree to Terms with Joensuu

Finnish Prospect Inks a One-Year Deal to Return to Islanders After Season in Sweden

Friday, 06.15.2012 / 4:57 PM / News
New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Jesse Joensuu has agreed to terms on a one-year deal.

The Finnish forward played last season in the Swedish Elite League with HV71 Jonkoping. In 50 games, Joensuu scored 29 points (13 goals and 16 assists).

Prior to last season in Europe, Joensuu spent four seasons playing in North America within the Islanders organization. With the Islanders, the 6’4”, 207-pound winger accumulated eight goals and five assists in 60 career games. With the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Joensuu scored a total of 42 goals and 69 assists for 111 points in 177 games.

Joensuu has played for Team Finland at the last two IIHF World Championships. This past tournament, he scored five points (two goals and three assists) in nine games. In 2011, Joensuu was a member of Team Finland’s gold medal winning team

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