Tammela, Jonne

Bolts Ink 2015 Draft Pick Jonne Tammela to Entry-Level Contract

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jonne Tammela to a three-year, NHL entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Tammela, 18, has skated in 37 games with Kalpa of the SM-liiga league in Finland, posting five goals and 13 points to go along with 16 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward also appeared in three playoff games with Kalpa, registering two penalty minutes. Tammela has played in 69 games with Kalpa over the past two seasons, notching nine goals and 17 points.

The Espoo, Finland native is currently playing for the Finnish U-20 team, skating in seven games with the club while posting a goal and four points. Tammela was selected by the Lightning in the fourth round, 118th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.

Liiga Playoff Game Day: 3-15-16

Liiga Playoffs First Round
(8)KalPa 1 vs. (9)Pelicans 2
Pelicans Wins the Series 2-1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 13:38 of ice time in KalPa's decisive Game Three opening round loss to Pelicans. Ex-Flyers pick Ryan Potulny scored the winner for Pelicans. There are several potential options for Tammela next season, which include staying in the Liiga another year, joining Peterborough, which owns his Canadian junior rights, in the OHL, or even playing in the AHL, depending on the preferences of his camp and the Lightning organization.

Liiga Playoff Game Day: 3-13-16

Liiga First Round
(9)Pelicans 4 vs. (8)KalPa 1
Series Tied 1-1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:05 of ice time as KalPa got crushed 4-1 in Game Two of their First Round series with Pelicans. 33 year old veteran defenseman Juha Leimu led the way for Pelicans with a pair of goals. The series-deciding Game Three match is scheduled for Tuesday.

Liiga Playoff Game Day: 3-12-16

Liiga First Round
(8)KalPa 3 vs. (9)Pelicans 2 (OT)
KalPa Leads the Series 1-0
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela had a minor for high sticking in 8:31 of ice time in KalPa's 3-2 Game One win over Pelicans. 32 year old winger Sebastian Lauritzen scored the OT winner for KalPa to stake them to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three, opening play-in round. KalPa is fighting for the right to advance to the Second Round to face one of the top six seeds from the Liiga table, which earned a bye into the Second Round.

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