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Fantasy Summary

Solid and versatile teammate with leadership skills and grit, but nothing that screams elite.


Observations

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March 2022 – Talvitie’s 19 points in 53 games in Utica sits 13th overall on the team, and the prospect hasn’t been much of a difference-maker at the AHL level so far. At 22 years of age, Talvitie’s NHL window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Hadi Kalakeche

March 2020 – Talvitte’s play continued to drop off over the final ten games of the Penn State season as he totaled just four points in ten games. One important fact to consider is that at least scoring chances and shot volume remained about the same. Talvitte likely needs another year in college at least.  Chris Wassel 

January 2020 – Talvitie cooled off a hair but still has five goals and 15 points in 20 games. The important thing is the center has been able to stay healthy while still contributing well for the Nittany Lions.  Chris Wassel

November 2019 – Talvitie is off and running again including a hat trick for Penn State. He is averaging a point a game in seven contests. The center looks 100% recovered from the knee injury that wrecked his 2018-19 campaign. Chris Wassel

March 2019 – Talvitie was impressing all the right people with seven points in seven games for Finland at the 2019 World Junior Championships. That included four goals and a tenacious presence that drove even some Canadian players mad. It is that relentless nature that endeared him to Penn State fans. Also, he managed to score five goals and 16 points in 17 games for the university. That wa