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Fantasy Summary

Still developing his modest NHL upside


Observations

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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