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MARCUS KALLIONKIELI SIGNS CONTRACT WITH THE LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

By Heather Campbell, 07/31/19, 8:45PM CDT

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MARCUS KALLIONKIELI SIGNS CONTRACT WITH THE LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

 

Sioux City, IA:

 

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have signed their 5th round draftee Musketeer Forward Marcus Kallionkieli, to a 3 year NHL entry level contract.

 

The 6 foot 1, 192 pound winger from Helsinki, Finland, concluded last year as the 18th leading scorer in the USHL (3rd highest among rookies), with 29 goals and 53 points in 58 games.  Marcus played on an explosive line for the Musketeers that consisted of Philadelphia Flyers 2nd round pick Bobby Brink, and 2018 Calgary Flames 4th round pick Martin Pospisil.

 

Head Coach Luke Strand states “The Las Vegas Golden Knights are signing an offensively explosive player and even a better person in Marcus Kallionkieli.  He has a huge upside to his game both offensively and defensively.

We look forward to his continued success. We would like to thank Marcus for all of his contributions both on and off the ice for the Sioux City Musketeers. I think having Marcus sign with Vegas and Martin with Calgary it displays our vision for player development both for College and Professional players here in Sioux City.”

 

Marcus Kallionkieli, Forward

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 192 lbs.

Age: 18

Drafted From: Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Shoots: Left

Notes:

  • Ranked third in scoring with 53 points (29 G, 24 A) in 58 games for the Musketeers during the 2018-19 season
  • Named to the USHL All-Rookie Team for the 2018-19 season
  • Was the Jr. B SM-sarja Champion in 2018 with HIFK U18