Winnipeg Jets Call Up Former First-Round Pick

The Winnipeg Jets have called up Ville Heinola to their NHL roster.

This call-up is quite notable, as this will be Heinola's first chance to try to show the Jets that he is ready to be a full-time player. Earlier this season, Heinola's agent expressed frustration over the 21-year-old not getting the chance to play at the NHL level, but now things are changing on that front.

Heinola has been able to produce decent offense when called upon. In 25 career NHL games over three seasons, he has one goal to go along with 10 points. It will be intriguing to see if the 2019 first-round pick performs well for the Jets this time around. If so, expect to see him stick with the NHL club for the remainder of 2022-23 and onward. 

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