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San Jose Sharks sign Finnish playoff MVP forward Joonas Donskoi

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SAN JOSE, California — The San Jose Sharks have signed Finnish free agent forward Joonas (YOO-nus) Donskoi to an entry-level contract.

The team announced the signing Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Donskoi had 19 goals and 30 assists in 58 games for Karpat in Finland's top professional hockey league. He helped his team win the league championship and was voted as the playoff MVP.

Donskoi also had five goals and three assists in eight games for Finland in the world championships.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says Donskoi is one of the most "dynamic players in a strong league."

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