Welcome to Traktor, Jesse!
27-year-old defenseman from Finland, Jesse Virtanen, joins the Traktor Chelyabinsk team.
Traktor Chelyabinsk signed Jesse Virtanen to one-year deal.
Traktor Ice Hockey Club director, Boris Vidgof:
The first new import-player for Traktor is Jesse Virtanen, a smart and creative defense player. He became the best scoring and assisting defenseman in the SM-Liiga and the SHL, so this player will be definetely a help for the special teams. Jesse is also often called up for the national team of Finland.
Born on August 7, 1991, in Rauma, Finland
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 84 kg
Youth Team: Lukko (Finland)
Career: Lukko (Finland), SaPKo (Finland), LeKi (Finland), Farjestad (Sweden)
Player Statistics: 531 GP, 242 (51+191), +32 +/-
Achievement: SM-liiga Bronze Medal (2014), SM-liiga Most Points by Defenseman (2017), SHL Most Assists by Defenseman (2019), SHL Most Points by Defenseman (2019)