Kristian Vesalainen

Winnipeg Jets logo
Age 23 Jun 1, 1999
Helsinki FIN
Left Wing shoots left
6'3" 191 cm
207 lbs 94 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2026
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Draft Year 2017
Drafted Overall 24
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Winnipeg Jets logo

Transaction History
May 23, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen signed a one-year contract with Malmo (Sweden) on Monday, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Mar 19, 2022 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Saturday.
Jan 13, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen (undisclosed) was cleared to return on Thursday, per Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press.
Jan 11, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.
Jan 4, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen registered an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.
Dec 30, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Thursday, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.
Dec 23, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was designated for the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Thursday
Nov 8, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was elevated to the Jets' roster from the minors Monday.
Nov 4, 2021 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Thursday.
Nov 3, 2021 Recalled Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was recalled by the Jets on Wednesday.
Nov 2, 2021 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen scored his first (NHL) goal and had four shots Saturday in a 6-4 win over Nashville.
Apr 15, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen has been added to Winnipeg's active roster ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Maple Leafs.
Apr 8, 2021 Recalled Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was recalled to the active roster Thursday.
Apr 7, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was promoted to the taxi squad Wednesday.
Mar 4, 2021 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Thursday.
Feb 13, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday.
Feb 12, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was dropped to the taxi squad Friday.
Feb 9, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was promoted from the taxi squad Tuesday.
Feb 5, 2021 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday.
Jan 30, 2021 Recalled Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was recalled from the taxi squad Saturday.
Jan 27, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was dropped down to the tax squad Wednesday.
Jan 22, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen will be in the lineup against the Senators on Saturday, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports, which means he will be promoted from the taxi squad prior to puck drop.
Jan 21, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was called up to the Jets' active roster from the taxi squad Thursday.
Jan 20, 2021 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was assigned to Winnipeg's taxi squad Wednesday.
Jan 18, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was called up from the taxi squad Monday.
Jan 15, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen was demoted to the taxi squad on Friday.
Jan 4, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Kristian Vesalainen | Vesalainen returned to the Jets from loan with Finnish club HPK, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Oct 21, 2020 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | assigned LW Kristian Vesalainen to HPK (Finland).
Jan 23, 2020 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | assigned LW Kristian Vesalainen to Manitoba (AHL).
Jan 20, 2020 Recalled Winnipeg Jets | recalled LW Kristian Vesalainen from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 17, 2019 Recalled Winnipeg Jets | recalled LW Kristian Vesalainen from Manitoba (AHL).
Nov 20, 2018 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | assigned LW Kristian Vesalainen to Manitoba (AHL).
Nov 16, 2018 Recalled Winnipeg Jets | recalled LW Kristian Vesalainen from Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 19, 2018 Assigned Winnipeg Jets | assigned LW Kristian Vesalainen to Manitoba (AHL).
Aug 26, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | signed LW Kristian Vesalainen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Kristian Vesalainen
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets logo 53 2 1 3 -8 6 448 38.70 44.60 -5.90 46.00 -4.60 0.27 0.40
Kristian Vesalainen Stats by Elite Prospects Kristian Vesalainen Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2012-2013 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 4 2 3 5 0 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja 5 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 8 12 20 0 Playoffs 3 2 2 4 0
2013-2014 HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 1 1 2 0
2013-2014 HJK U18 U18 Mestis 3 2 3 5 2
2013-2014 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja 28 18 21 39 8 Playoffs 3 2 2 4 0
2013-2014 HJK U16 U16 Mestis 1 1 0 1 0
2014-2015 HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 18 10 5 15 29 Playoffs 12 5 3 8 0
2014-2015 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 24 8 5 13 8
2014-2015 Finland U17 WHC-17 6 3 2 5 4
2014-2015 HIFK U20 U20 SM-sarja 17 1 1 2 0 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 Finland U17 EYOF 3 2 1 3 2
2015-2016 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 Frölunda HC J20 J20 Nationell 37 15 19 34 0 Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0
2015-2016 Frölunda HC SHL 19 1 1 2 0 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 Finland U17 WHC-17 5 4 4 8 4
2015-2016 Frölunda HC Champions HL 3 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 4 6 6
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Frölunda HC SHL 26 1 5 6 2 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Frölunda HC Champions HL 6 2 1 3 0 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 HPK Liiga 9 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Frölunda HC J20 J20 Nationell 10 4 0 4 14 Playoffs 5 2 1 3 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 4 3 7 4
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U18 WJC-18 7 6 7 13 8
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 6 7 13 10
2017-2018 HPK Liiga 44 19 20 39 6
2017-2018 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 6 9 6
2017-2018 Finland U20 WJC-20 5 2 4 6 2
2017-2018 Kärpät Liiga 5 3 1 4 0 Playoffs 18 4 4 8 0
2018-2019 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 1 1 0 33 50.00 44.85 -3.96 48.53 -2.42 0.00 1.83
2018-2019 Manitoba Moose AHL 22 4 9 13 10
2018-2019 Jokerit KHL 31 6 11 17 0 Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Manitoba Moose AHL 60 12 18 30 10
2020-2021 HPK Liiga 10 4 4 8 4
2020-2021 Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 0 1 1 0 102 34.80 -10.70 43.80 -6.00 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Manitoba Moose AHL 6 1 4 5 0
2021-2022 Winnipeg Jets NHL 53 2 1 3 6 448 38.70 44.60 -5.90 46.00 -4.60 0.27 0.40
2021-2022 Manitoba Moose AHL 17 3 3 6 6 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
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Contract History

Signing Team Winnipeg Jets logo
Signing Date August 26, 2018
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,682,501 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 $894,167
RFA
AAV $1,492,000 $1,461,167 $1,461,167 $1,461,167
Performance Bonuses $0 $567,000 $567,000 $567,000
Base Salary $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0
Total Salary $0 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year