Former Everett Silvertips forward Eetu Tuulola has signed a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.
Tuulola was selected in the first round, 40th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. His selection came days after being chosen by the Flames in the sixth round, 156th overall, of the 2016 National Hockey League Draft.
In 62 games with the Silvertips during the 2016-17 Western Hockey League Regular Season, Tuulola registered 31 points (18G-13A) in 62 games. He’d add seven points (6G-1A) in 10 games during the 2017 WHL Playoffs.
The 1998-born right winger had five multi-point performances during the 2016-17 WHL Regular Season, including one multi-goal game and one three-point performance. From December 11, 2016 to December 28, 2016, Tuulola recorded a five-game point streak, his longest of the regular season.
Returning to his native Finland, for the 2017-18 season, Tuulola played in the Finnish Elite League with his hometown HPK Liiga Oy. In 111 games over the two seasons, Tuulola registered 62 points (29G-33A).
Internationally, Tuulola has won gold with Finland at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 World Championship and also represented his country at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.