Detroit Red Wings sign Ville Leino of Finnish Elite League

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DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Ville Leino to a one-year entry level contract on Saturday.

The 24-year-old played for Jokerit of Finnish Elite League in 2007-08, leading the team in scoring with 77 points (28 goals and 49 assists) in 55 games.

Leino recently received the Oskanen Award, given annually to the league's best player in the regular season. He finished second in league scoring (77 points), second in plus-minus rating (plus-34) and third in goals scored (28).

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