Otto Somppi

by olafson1393 on January 20, 2018


Otto Somppi, C


Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 181

Born: 1998-01-12

Hometown: Helsinki, FIN

Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 206th overall



January 2018 - Somppi continues to show strong development at the junior level with the Halifax Mooseheads. He’s trending upwards offensively but despite the trend of smaller players making an impact in the NHL, he will need to prove that he is capable of converting in the AHL next season before having a chance with the Lightning. Regardless of his future development, Somppi being picked in the late seventh round appears to have been a savvy selection so far. Brayden Olafson


October 2017 - After an offseason upper-body injury, Somppi has returned to the Halifax Mooseheads and broken out offensively in the early going. The seventh-round-pick will look to join Team Finland for a chance at redemption in the World Junior Championship over the holidays, and so far is showing that he could become a leader for the National team. Expectations for Sompii are not high but the 19-year old seems to be exceeding his seventh-round pedigree just a little over a year removed from his draft. - Brayden Olafson

June 2017 - The Finnish pivot concluded a second season with the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads posting no offensive growth, in yet another injury shortened season. The 2016 seventh-round pick has proven to be a responsible playmaker at the junior level, and will likely get one more shot at refining his offense next year with Halifax before jumping into a crowded Lightning farm system. Another year of junior is certainly in Somppi's best developmental interests. Brayden Olafson

June 2016- Somppi had a good rookie season with the Halifax Mooseheads, putting up 46 points in 59 games. A slick playmaking center, Somppi has quick hands and can dish the puck to the open man with consistency. Definitely needs to bulk up before making the transition to the pro game. Great value as a seventh round pick, but Will need to add strength in order to fill potential role of bottom forward. Skating is another area of concern that will need to improve to have success at higher levels.



Fantasy Outlook: C


Somppi is a playmaker on the rise with some two-way skill to boot.





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