The London Knights have signed Janne Kuokkanen, the team’s first round pick in the 2016 CHL Import Draft.
Knights General Manager Rob Simpson made the announcement on Monday. Kuokkanen was taken 52nd overall by the Knights in the Import draft.
He played for the Karpat Oulu Jr. team of the Jr. A SM-Liiga in Finland last season and finished second in team scoring with 22 goals and 53 points in 47 games.
The forward also was a part of the gold medal U18 World Championship Finnish team where he scored seven points in seven games.
Kuokkanen was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in June.
He will wear number 72 for the Knights next season.
photo courtesy of @kuokka22