National League

The 24-year-old, who played for Lukko Rauma in Finland last season, has signed a one-year contract with the SCL Tigers.

The Tigers have completed their roster for 2021-22.

One month ago, Klaus Zaugg (Watson) reported that the Tigers were interested in Saarela, but that he might end up in the NHL. This, however, has not come to pass.

"We had the patience to wait for the right player - and now we have found him," team manager Marc Eichmann comments. "With that our roster is complete." Aleksi Saarela is expected to join his new team as soon as next week.

Last season, Saarela appeared in 43 games for Lukko Rauma in the Finnish Liiga. He scored 23 goals and added 14 assists for a total of 37 points.

( 06 August 2021 | tme* | Report an error )