Aku Räty

Arizona Coyotes
Photo courtesy of Leijonat.fi

Fantasy Summary

Complementary two-way winger with middle-six upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.8
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 5, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 5; Overall: 151

Observations

September 2020- Playing mostly on the fourth line for Finland’s team at the World Juniors, Raty played solid, putting up two goals and three points in seven games. Back in the Liiga, he had two assists in 13 games after returning from the World Juniors. Raty was much more offensively impressive in the Jr. A SM-liiga, where he finished the campaign with 11 goals and 21 points in 18 games. He’s expected to play for all three of those teams again in 2020-21, most likely on a line with his brother and top prospect for the 2021 NHL draft, Aatu Raty. Keith Duggan

December 2019- Raty has been named to Finland’s squad for the 2020 World Junior Championship. He’s expected to play on a line with his brother and projected top pick in the 2021 NHL draft, Aatu Raty. He’s put up solid point totals this season so far, with two goals and five points in 19 games playing for Karpat in the Liiga. In the Jr. A SM-liiga though, playing for the U20 Karpat team, Raty has a dominating nine goals and 18 points in 13 games. Keith Duggan

June 2019 – Räty has been drafted 151st overall by the Coyotes.  Jokke Nevalainen

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 U16 SM-sarja Q 2 3 0 3 2 |          
  Kiekko-Laser U16 U16 SM-sarja 4 2 2 4 0 |          
  Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 6 1 4 5 2 |          
 2016-2017 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 21 20 23 43 6 |          
  Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 16 11 21 32 10 | Playoffs 5 3 6 9
  Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 2 4 6 0 |          
 2017-2018 Kärpät U18 U18 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 U20 SM-sarja 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 U20 SM-sarja 18 11 10 21 6 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1
  Kärpät Champions HL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Kärpät Liiga 32 2 5 7 14 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 1 3 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 3 6 9 2 |          
 2020-2021 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Kärpät Liiga - - - - - |          

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