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Kristian Vesalainen

Born:June 1, 1999Draft:2017 Jets #24 Overall
Hometown:Helsinki, FinlandPosition:LW/RW
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:FinlandCurrent Team:Winnipeg Jets

Kristian Vesalainen (born 1 June 1999) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Vesalainen was drafted by the Jets in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Kristian Vesalainen Winnipeg Jets
Kristian Vesalainen, Winnipeg Jets (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Deeper Dive


  • KHL Rookie of the Month (December) (2019)
  • SM-liiga Champion (2018)
  • Champions Hockey League Champion (2017)
  • U18 World Junior Championship All-Star Team (2017)
  • U18 WJC Best Forward (2017)
  • U18 WJC Most Valuable Player (2017)
  • U18 WJC Silver Medal (2017)
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team (2017)
  • J18 SM Gold Medal (2016)
  • SHL Champion (2016)
  • U18 WJC Gold Medal (2016)
  • EYOF Bronze Medal (2015)