Harri Pesonen(18) New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils‘ undrafted Finnish rookie left wing Harri Pesonen(18) made his NHL debut over the weekend, a 2-1 loss.
He skated 13 shifts for 8:32 total ice time and was credited for one hit.
In 53 AHL games with minor league affiliate Albany Devils, the 5’11” 198 lbs. forward has scored 11 times and added 15 assists, while maintaining a 0 plus/minus.
Folks are hot on him to succeed in the show. He’s already played four seasons of pro hockey in Finland’s elite league, SM-liiga for JYP and put up some decent numbers.
In a very interesting move, the Devils have only signed the 24-year old to a one-year two-way deal with a signing bonus, which makes this recall seem more like an audition for an extension.
There’s only upside for the organization to continue to pursue more time to him to develop.