Alex Lintuniemi

Los Angeles Kings
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Fantasy Summary

Still developing his modest NHL upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 23, 1995
Height 6‘3”
Weight 214 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 2; Overall: 60

Observations

February 2017 – Lintuniemi has spent the full season in Ontario, playing 25 games and recording four points. He has had injury issues and last played in early February but appears close to returning. He is not a fast enough skater to have an easy path to the NHL. However, if he can improve on his skating, it’s not impossible that the large defenseman one day makes it to the NHL, but he doesn’t appear to have much fantasy value if he does make it. Philip Kamhi

 

October 2015 – Lintuniemi has been the victim of a numbers game this fall, as a deep Ontario AHL defense has forced the Finn to hone his craft in the ECHL. On the bright side, the youngster should get plenty of playing time and exposure to all situations. Sheng Peng

 

April 2015 – Lintuniemi seized top-pair billing in all roles with a much-improved Ottawa 67’s squad. While the hulking Finn is projected to be a stay-at-home defender, he managed to double his points per game average from 2013-14 to 2014-15. However, he must improve his lumbering foot speed to evolve from project to NHL player. He’ll be in the AHL next year. Sheng Peng


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 6 1 3 4 2 |          
  HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 24 3 14 17 18 | Playoffs 11 0 5 5
 2010-2011 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 0 4 4 4 |          
  HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 4 2 1 3 29 |          
  HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 2 0 2 2 0 |          
  HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 22 3 9 12 6 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 0 0 0 4 |          
 2011-2012 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 9 0 4 4 6 |          
  Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 28 4 13 17 18 | Playoffs 11 2 5 7
  Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 20 1 4 5 22 |          
 2012-2013 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 10 4 4 8
  Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 38 4 10 14 76 |          
  Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 11 1 2 3 6 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 8 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 4 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 1 2 3 6 |          
 2013-2014 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 4 17 21 26 |          
 2014-2015 Ottawa 67's OHL 58 7 29 36 22 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3
  Manchester Monarchs AHL 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 11 0 1 1 4 |          
 2015-2016 Manchester Monarchs ECHL 38 1 17 18 8 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
 2016-2017 Ontario Reign AHL 41 2 8 10 6 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
 2017-2018 Ontario Reign AHL 64 4 20 24 30 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
 2018-2019 Ontario Reign AHL 57 2 20 22 22 |          

Highlights