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
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 player growing up: Zack Stortini … Favorite video game: FIFA … Favorite TV show: Suits … Favorite restaurant in Charlotte: Morton’s …Favorite vacation spot: Finland … Favorite emoji: 😍 … Last thing you watched on Netflix: Suits

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.