Aku Räty

2019 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Leijonat.fi

Fantasy Summary

Complementary two-way winger with middle-six upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 5, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – Räty has spent his entire draft season in Jr. A SM-liiga which is the top junior level in Finland. While there, he’s put up 19 goals and 45 points in 52 games which is very good production considering his age and the fact it’s his first season playing at that level. Räty has also played a total of 16 games with Finland’s U18 team and put up six goals and nine points during that time.

Räty is a complementary offensive player who can both make plays and finish them. He has decent size (6-0, 170), and he plays a reliable defensive game. He’s also capable of killing penalties if needed. He needs multiple years of development before playing in the NHL, and during that time it would be nice to see improvements in his skating. He projects to become a complementary third-line winger at the NHL level, and he’s likely going to be drafted in the middle rounds of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Kiekko-Laser U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 3 0 3 2 |          
  Kiekko-Laser U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 4 2 2 4 0 |          
  Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 6 1 4 5 2 |          
 2016-2017 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 21 20 23 43 6 |          
  Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 16 11 21 32 10 | Playoffs 5 3 6 9
  Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 2 4 6 0 |          
 2017-2018 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 46 18 36 54 20 | Playoffs 5 3 2 5
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 16 2 1 3 4 |          
 2018-2019 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 52 19 26 45 28 | Playoffs 11 3 6 9
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 2 0 2 0 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 23 8 3 11 2 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 2 1 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga - - - - - |          
  Kärpät Liiga - - - - - |          

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