Jesse Puljujarvi has two goals and seven points in eight games with Oulun Karpat to start the Liiga season and it appears NHL teams are beginning to take notice of his success.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, teams have expressed their interest in the restricted free agent to the Edmonton Oilers in the last week.
"Well, it’s the old cliché. I mean, general managers are always open for business and [Ken] Holland is certainly in that position as well," Dreger said on Insider Trading. "A bit of an update on Jesse Puljujarvi, who we understand is playing well in Finland and that’s caught the attention of at least a few NHL clubs who have expressed interest [in] Puljujarvi in the last week.
"There’s nothing doable from Edmonton’s perspective, but it is interesting to say the least. Something could develop in the weeks ahead; if not then Edmonton is willing to stand pat."
Puljujarvi stated his desire for a fresh start away from the Oilers this summer and signed a one-year contract with Karpat last month. The deal, however, includes an NHL opt-out clause until December 1.