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WINNIPEG JETS DECIDE TO PART WAYS WITH FRIEND OF PATRIK LAINE

SEP 13, 2021  (14H42)      TIM TUCKER
The Winnipeg Jets and Joona Luoto have decided to part ways. The Jets have placed the 23-year-old on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

Luoto was not drafted, instead signing a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with the Jets in 2019 where he joined former Tappara teammate Patrik Laine unti Laine was traded to Columbus. There were rumours his ELC with Winnipeg was influenced by his friendship with Laine. The two have been pals since childhood. Since coming to North America, Luoto has played a total of 16 games in the NHL, recording zero points, as well as 37 games with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

While no official reason has been given for the termination of his contract, it's quite likely Luoto wants to return home to play in Finland. The forward suited up for HIFK Helsinki of SM-Liiga for 19 games while waiting for the shortened 2020-21 season to begin.

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