While the NHL players headed to their respective bubble cities on Sunday, a rumor emerged that Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi could bring his talent to Switzerland.
According to the German news website watson.ch, SC Bern of the National League shows interest in signing Puljujarvi. While listed as a “dubious rumor” about Elite Prospects, it could give Puljujarvi the opportunity to continue to prove its value to the NHL club.
Another Finnish temptation for Langnau and Bern is Jesse Puljujärvi (22), a dual Finnish-Swedish citizen. Strong, fast, massive wings were the fourth best scorer in the Finnish league last season. This would really be a perfect addition to Langnauer who is rather small, young, and light or fits into SCB.
At SC Bern, despite a recruitment freeze, right-to-right shooting was sought.
Last month, a report revealed that Puljujarvi and the Finnish team he played with last year, Karpat Oulu, had not yet negotiated a contract.
SC Bern fought this year and is the fourth worst team in 12 NL teams. Bern, however, has done a good job of producing NHL talent for years.
Current oiler, Gaetan Haas, played for Bern in late 2018-19 and former Edmonton Oilers striker Marc Arcobello scored 48 points in 50 matches there last year.
People like Roman Josi and Nico Hischier are two NHL’ers who developed their game there.
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