Jets Assign Ville Heinola to MooseBy: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: October 31st 2019
The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have assigned defenceman Ville Heinola to the Manitoba Moose.
Heinola, 18, played in eight games for the Jets so far this season and has five points (1G, 4A) and four penalty minutes. The Honkajoki, Finland native made his NHL debut and recorded his first point (an assist) on Oct. 3 versus the New York Rangers before tallying his first goal on Oct. 8 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Heinola was Winnipeg’s first round pick (20th overall) in June’s NHL Draft.
Heinola tallied 14 points (2G, 12A) in 34 games with Lukko in Liiga last season. He also had nine points (1G, 8A) with Lukko’s U20 team. Heinola was a member of Finland’s gold medal-winning team in the 2019 World Junior Championship, netting two points (1G, 1A) in five games. He also played for Finland at the 2019 U18 World Championship where he had four points (1G, 3A) in five games.
The Moose get back to game action Saturday and Sunday in a pair of 2 p.m. matinee games against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Tickets are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.