There's been plenty of RFA contract battles this summer with over 30 of them still left unsigned.
One of them has made his decision official and looks to have jumped overseas for the 2019-20 season.
Edmonton Oilers' forward Jesse Puljujarvi has signed a one year deal with Karpat Oulu of SM-Liiga.
According to some reports, there could be an out clause in the contract which would allow Puljujarvi to jump back to the NHL before December 1st.
“It’s nice to come back to Oulu and Kärpp and get to help the team,” Puljujärvi said confirming the deal with his former team.
“The great thing is, Jesse has decided to make a season-long deal with us,” the team’s director Harri Aho said. “Jesse’s, skills and talent will surely be enough for the NHL. We want to be there to help and support Jesse towards that goal.”
Puljujarvi is no stranger to the franchise as he played part of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 season with them registering 39 points in 71 games.
Kärpät on solminut yksivuotisen sopimuksen hyökkääjä Jesse Puljujärven kanssa! ???????????? TIEDOTE: https://t.co/8KFglhnwDQ#Kärpät #Liiga #CHL pic.twitter.com/4U1SlKl0St
— Oulun Kärpät (@OulunKarpatFi) August 27, 2019