The Rangers have announced that they have signed Finnish forward Ville Meskanen.
So happy and grateful to be part of the @NYRangers organization!- Ville Meskanen (@MeskanenVille) May 3, 2018
This is really dream come true!
Meskanen, 22, had 24 goals and 20 assists last season for Ilves in the Finnish league.
From the Rangers release:
- He established Liiga career-highs in several categories in 2017-18, including games played, goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating.
- Meskanen was the only player in Liiga who tallied at least 40 points and was assessed four or fewer penalty minutes during the past season.
- He ranked third in Liiga in goals, tied for sixth in power play goals (nine), tied for eighth in the league (min. 20 games played) in points per game (0.92), and tied for 15th in the league in points in 2017-18.
He is 6-1, 190 and had 42 goals and 38 assists in 141 career games.