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Jake Virtanen

Born:August 17, 1996Draft:2014 Canucks #6 Overall
Hometown:New Westminster, BCPosition:Right-Wing
Known For:“Shotgun Jake”Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada/FinlandCurrent Team:Edmonton Oilers (PTO)

Jacob “Jake” Virtanen (born August 17, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who is an unrestricted free agent (UFA). He is currently on a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He most recently played for the Vancouver Canucks. Nicknamed “Shotgun Jake” by Canucks fans, Virtanen was drafted by the Canucks sixth overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Virtanen played junior hockey with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and has represented Canada five times in international competition at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, 2013 U-18 Junior World Cup, 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships, 2015 IIHF World U20 Championships and 2016 IIHF World U20 Championships.

Jake Virtanen Vancouver Canucks
Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship
  • Won a Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal with Team Canada in 2014