National League

This past season's topscorer from the Liiga will go on the hunt for points in the dress of the National League squad the coming year.

HC Ajoie has announced the signing of Oula Palve. Coming from Ilves Tampere, the Finn joins them on a one-year deal (including an option to add a second).

"This talented forward will help add a new dimension to our offensive side", team manager Julien Vauvlair notes. "He has also been part of the Finnish national team and will undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience to our locker room."

Palve started his career with JYP, made his way around the Liiga, went to play in the AHL for a year, spent some time in the SHL and eventually joined Ilves last summer.

This past regular season, the 32-year-old finished with 20 goals and 44 assists for 64 points, which was the most in the Liiga. His future teammate in Ajoie, Jerry Turkilainen, was one point behind him.

( 08 April 2024 | esi )