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Joonas Korpisalo

(photo: bluejackets.nhl.com)

Nineteen-year-old Finnish goaltender Joonas Korpisalo has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, team General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Korpisalo was drafted 62nd overall at the 2012 NHL Draft, the Blue Jackets’ 3rd pick. His resume includes a 1.422 GAA and .957 SV% in eight appearances in the Finnish Elite League with the Ilves this season and the Jorma Valtonen Award for best goaltender in Finland’s top junior league in 2011-2012. He represented Finland in the 2012 and then 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships.

The Blue Jackets will face the New York Rangers at home tonight at 7p.m. ET.

Molly is not an athlete. She quickly got used to winning the “Best Smile” award at her family's Summer Olympics (an award made up especially for her by her grandmother, who felt bad that she never won anything else). But as they say, "Those who cannot do, write about it from the sidelines and provide orange slices at half time."



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