After he was passed over by the Blue Jackets, the Oilers have selected 18-year-old Finnish winger Jesse Puljujarvi with the fourth overall pick. Puljujarvi was taken after fellow Team Finland teammate Patrik Laine.
Along with Laine, Puljujarvi caught the attention of many scouts and fans with his play at the 2016 World Junior Championships. With a whopping 17 points in seven games, Puljujarvi led Finland to the gold medal on home ice. Skating with Karpat of the Finnish Liiga, the 6'3 right winger finished with 28 points in 50 games.
Like Laine, Puljujarvi offers a unique blend of size, smarts and skill. Where he differs is play style; whereas Laine features a wicked shot and scoring ability, Puljujarvi projects as an elite playmaker with strong speed and skating skills.
Whether he makes the NHL out of training camp or returns to Finland is unknown.