Finnish newspaper confirms Donskoi contract, reports terms of ELC
Donskoi's two-year deal will reportedly pay him $925,000 a season.
Following up on yesterday's rumblings regarding the Sharks signing 23-year-old Liiga playoff MVP Joonas Donskoi to an entry-level contract, Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat is now officially reporting San Jose has inked the forward to a 2-year deal at $925,000 a season. Here's ESPN writer and scout Corey Pronman on what Donskoi might bring to the table for the Sharks next season:
Donskoi (SJ?) is a very skilled/flashy winger. Good skater, creative offensive player, can be one-dimensional. Could be top 9/2nd PP in NHL.— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) May 18, 2015
Playing alongside Panthers forwards Aleksander Barkov and Jussi Jokinen, Florida's 2010 fourth round draft pick recently tallied five goals and eight points for Team Finland at the 2015 IIHF World Championships in Prague. Donskoi also won the Jari Kurri award as the Finnish Elite League's postseason MVP this year. Here's his highlight-reel goal from Game 7 of the Liiga Final between his Karpat squad and Tappara: