Aapeli Räsänen

Edmonton Oilers
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Fantasy Summary

Two-way center whose offensive game is developing and is a couple years away from making an impact at the pro level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 1, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 6; Overall: 153

Observations

June 2018 – Last season, his first at Boston College, Räsänen performed well and recorded four goals and 16 points in 32 games. He also had a solid performance at the WJC with four goals in five games. He has been a consistent performer at international tournament the past couple years and is improving his offensive consistency in season play. The Oilers are going to patient with young Finnish forward and there is still plenty of time for him to keep improving as he just turned 20 in June. Jameson Ewasiuk

 

September 2017- Aapeli Rasanen had a good season in the USHL this year. The Finnish centreman played in 38 games putting up seven goals and 15 assists. For the 2017-18 season he will be playing in the NCAA for Boston College. Rasanen will need to work on his skating if he wants a shot in the NHL. I expect him to be a big part of the special teams for Boston College. Spencer Pomoty

 

July 2016 – Aapeli Räsänen is an interesting pick by the Edmonton Oilers. A two-way center that plays with great defensive awareness and can be trusted in key defensive roles. On the offensive side, he’s a player that possesses great vision, silky hands, and will look to move the puck before taking the shot.  Räsänen is coming off of a successful season with the Tappara U20 team, where he finished 3rd on his team in scoring with 38 pts (19G-19A). He then topped off his season with a gold medal at the World U18’s where he represented Finland. He finished the tournament with 9 pts (3G-6A) and scored two crucial goals, including the game winner with 37 seconds left against the Americans to push Finland into the finals. At the draft Räsänen was taken 50-80 slots later then most scouts had him ranked. Räsänen will be tested this upcoming season on North American ice as he will suit up for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. Brayden Sullivan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 4 2 8 10 0 |          
 2011-2012 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 6 4 6 10 6 |          
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 12 5 3 8 4 | Playoffs 11 4 0 4 14 
 2012-2013 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 5 8 13 4 |          
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 11 5 6 11 34 |          
  Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 17 4 3 7 8 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
 2013-2014 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 1 3 4 0 |          
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 2 1 3 4 2 |          
  Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 36 16 21 37 54 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 3 2 5 10 |          
 2014-2015 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 41 5 7 12 22 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 4 4 4 |          
  Finland U17 EYOF 3 5 5 10 2 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 24 7 12 19 28 |          
 2015-2016 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 3 3 2 |          
  Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 3 0 3
  Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 50 19 19 38 26 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 3 6 9 12 |          
 2016-2017 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 38 7 18 25 30 | Playoffs 13 2 2 4 12 
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 4 6 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 5 5 10 18 |          
 2017-2018 Boston College NCAA 32 4 12 16 45 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 4 0 4 4 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 11 4 3 7 14 |          
 2018-2019 Boston College NCAA 12 0 2 2 12 |          

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