Canadiens mortgage Jesse Ylönen to Finnish membership

Ylönen, 20, signed his NHL entry-level contract with the Canadiens on the finish of final season however nonetheless has not performed in an AHL or NHL recreation. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound right-handed ahead recorded 22 factors (12 targets, 10 assists) in 53 video games with Lahti in 2019-20, his second season with the Finnish membership.

Ylönen, a second-round choose by the Canadiens within the 2018 draft (35th general), earned gold on the 2019 world junior championship with Finland.

The Canadiens beforehand introduced that Lukas Vejdemo will start the season in his native Sweden whereas Hayden Verbeek will play within the Czech Republic.