The Nashville Predators said they signed a three-year rookie contract with the 18-year-old forward.
Ice Hockey League Nashville Predators playing in the NHL announced early Saturday morning Finnish time that he signed a three-year rookie contract Joakim Kemellin with.
The 18-year-old Kemell was a first-round draft pick of the Predators at this summer’s NHL draft, which took place the second weekend in July.
Called number 17, Kemell was the Finn selected with the lowest number in the draft.
Last season, Kemell played 39 games in Liigaa Jyp. The striker, who scored 15+8=23 points, won the rookie goal exchange and was second in the rookie score exchange. He debuted in the League already in the 2020–21 season and scored a goal in his only match.
The youngster was one of Pikkuleijoni’s key players in the under-18 World Cup between April and May. Finland got bronze, and Kemell scored 6+2=8 in five matches.
In June, Kemell was awarded as the league’s best newcomer.
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