19-12 months-vintage defenceman Ville Pokka has signed a 3-yr, entry-stage contract with the New York Islanders.
Pokka, selected by way of New York within the 2nd spherical of the 2012 draft, had six goals and 21 assists in 54 games with Karpat in the course of his 1/3 full season in Liiga (Finland). Pokka turned into one in every of three finalists as the pinnacle defenceman within the league.
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Pokka represented Finland on the beyond 3 World Junior championships, prevailing gold this 12 months.