C 5'11" 198
Born: January 7, 1997
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Hometown: Laitila, Finland
Shoots: Left
Drafted: NYR 2015 (3rd, 89th)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2012-13 Lukko Rauma SM-Liiga   3 1 1 2 0   - - - - -
2013-14 Lukko Rauma SM-Liiga   12 0 2 2 2   - - - - -
2014-15 Assat Pori SM-Liiga   51 6 6 12 18   2 0 1 1 0
2015-16 Assat Pori SM-Liiga   51 20 13 33 14   - - - - -
2016-17 Lukko Rauma SM-Liiga   49 15 13 28 10   - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   9 6 4 10 2   5 0 0 0 2
2017-18 Charlotte AHL   69 25 18 43 8   8 2 1 3 2
   
AHL TOTALS   78 31 22 53 11   13 2 1 3 4
NHL TOTALS   - - - - -   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   244 73 57 130 54   15 2 2 4 4

Biography

Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on June 13, 2016 ... Acquired by the Hurricanes along with two second-round draft picks from the New York Rangers in exchange for Eric Staal on Feb. 28, 2016.

Personal

Favorite team growing up was Rauman Lukko of the Finnish league and his favorite player was Sidney Crosby ... Favorite food is pasta and favorite thing to do away from the rink is relax.

2017-18

Completed his first full professional season in North America with the Checkers … Posted the second-highest goal total by a rookie in Checkers history with 25, trailing only Warren Foegele’s mark of 28 also set this season … Ranked third among AHL rookies and third on the Checkers in goals … Tied for first among AHL rookies and ranked second on the Checkers with 11 power-play goals … Lit the lamp in Charlotte’s season opener at HFD (10/6) … Scored the game-winning goal on the power play with 5:33 remaining in regulation vs. SPR (12/3) … Recorded his first hat trick as a North American pro vs. HER (12/21), giving him five points (4g, 1a) in his last two games … Recalled by Carolina for the first time on 1/3 and then reassigned to Charlotte on 1/5 without making his NHL debut … Had goals and multiple points in three consecutive games (4g, 2a) from 2/3-2/7 … Recorded three points (2g, 1a) and a career-best, plus-4 rating at SYR (3/31) … Finished the regular season with 13 points (5g, 8a) in his last 10 games, including a pair of three-point outings … With the Checkers trailing 2-0 in the third period of Game 1, scored the Checkers’ first goal of the playoffs to start a comeback win in overtime vs. WBS (4/20).

2016-17

Spent the majority of the season with Lukko Rauma in Finland's SM-Liiga, leading the team with 15 goals and ranking fourth with 28 points ... Joined the Checkers on 3/27 following the conclusion of Lukko Rauma's season ... Scored a goal in his North American debut at CLE (3/28) … Had two assists and was plus-2 in his second game of the season at CLE (3/30) … Scored two goals and was plus-3 in his third game with the Checkers at GR (3/31) … Named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending 4/2, his first week in the league, after posting six points (4g, 2a) and a plus-5 rating in four games … Extended his goal streak to three games with the game winner in the third period vs. SA (4/4), giving him seven points (5g, 2a) over a five-game point streak to start his North American career … Recorded a season-high three points (1g, 2a) vs. TEX (4/8).

2015-16

Set career highs in goals, assists and points … Led Assat Pori and tied for fourth in the league in goals.

2014-15

Completed his first full season in Finland’s top league … Ranked 10th on the team in goals as a 17-year-old … Made his postseason debut and recorded one assist in two games.

2013-14

Split his season between Lukko’s junior team and the top club … Ranked seventh on the junior team in scoring despite only playing 17 games.

2012-13

Made his SM-Liiga debut at 15 years old.

International

Ranked fourth on the team in goals and helped lead Finland to a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championship alongside current Hurricane Sebastian Aho … Ranked third on the team in scoring and helped lead Finland to a silver medal at the 2015 U-18 World Juniors.
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