Edmonton Oilers NHL striker Jesse Puljujärvi has been given a new nickname in North America.

Canadian media Sportsnet declared “Puljuna” known as the “Bison King” of Finland shortly after the 23-year-old finished his first goal of the season in the opening match of the Oilers season.

An ordinary bison came up recently when Puljujärvi answered a question from journalists at an NHL club media event.

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The Finn had visited the Elk Island National Park near Edmonton and uploaded a picture of the trip to his Instagram.

He said his dog Jaffa found a bison.

Mediväki asked Puljujärvi was asked to meet with the bison.

And he said:

- My bison was about ten meters away and I took a few pictures of it.

It was fun.

The bison was kind ... a nice bison.

Did not move at all, Puljujärvi said with a smile.

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