Carolina Hurricanes
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Fantasy Summary

Still developing his modest NHL upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
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

July 2019 – Lintuniemi has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Lintuniemi did not get a qualifying offer from the Kings which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

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 U16U16 SM-sarja Q6 1 34 2|        
  HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja24 3 1417 18|Playoffs11 0 55
 2010-2011 HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja Q5 0 44 4|        
  HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja4 2 13 29|        
  HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja Q2 0 22 0|        
  HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja22 3 912 6|Playoffs3 0 11
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr7 0 00 4|        
 2011-2012 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja Q9 0 44 6|        
  Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja28 4 1317 18|Playoffs11 2 57
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja3 0 11 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr20 1 45 22|        
 2012-2013 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs10 4 48
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja38 4 1014 76|        
  Kiekko-VantaaMestis11 1 23 6|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 0 22 8|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 11 4|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr12 1 23 6|        
 2013-2014 Ottawa 67'sOHL68 4 1721 26|        
 2014-2015 Ottawa 67'sOHL58 7 2936 22|Playoffs6 1 23
  Manchester MonarchsAHL4 0 11 0|        
  Finland U20WJC-205 0 00 2|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr11 0 11 4|        
 2015-2016 Manchester MonarchsECHL38 1 1718 8|Playoffs5 0 00
 2016-2017 Ontario ReignAHL41 2 810 6|Playoffs5 0 00
 2017-2018 Ontario ReignAHL64 4 2024 30|Playoffs4 0 22
 2018-2019 Ontario ReignAHL67 2 2325 22|        
 2019-2020 Charlotte CheckersAHL4 0 00 0|        
  PelicansLiiga24 2 46 28|        
  JYPLiiga9 0 00 8|        
 2020-2021 JYPLiiga- - -- -|        

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