Anton Lundell

2020 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Liiga.fi

Fantasy Summary

Reliable two-way center with upside to become a number one center and a Selke Trophy contender. More of a playmaker but also owns a great wrist shot and can score goals near the blue paint. Not a flashy player and not the greatest skater but has high-end hockey sense which allows him to put up points.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 3, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2019 – At age 17, Lundell was able to play a full season at the pro level in the Liiga with HIFK. He was mostly used as a middle-six forward and managed to score 19 points in 38 games while averaging 14:23 of ice time per game, including almost two minutes on the power play. He was used both at center and at wing but he’s a natural center and will play that position moving forward. Lundell also won gold with Team Finland at the World Juniors where he was used as their number two center while being the youngest player on the team. Lundell also played at the U18 Worlds where he was Finland’s top center. That tournament was a disappointment for the whole team but Lundell managed to score four points in five games and was one of the best players on the team.

Lundell is a reliable two-way center with potential to become an annual Selke Trophy contender. He isn’t a defensive specialist, though, as he loves to create offense as well. He doesn’t have elite speed and he isn’t a flashy player but he is one of the smartest players in his draft class. He’s more of a playmaker but also owns a great wrist shot. He can read the game at an elite level which allows him to make plays most others can’t see – and he also has soft hands which allow him to execute those plays. He works hard on and off the ice, and he has good size as well (6-1, 183). Lundell has all the tools to become a very good number one center at the NHL level, and he’s expected to be ready to play in the NHL immediately after he gets drafted. At this point, Lundell is projected to become a top five selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He’s expected to play a major role for HIFK in the Liiga this upcoming season, and he’ll be one of the top players for Team Finland at the World Juniors.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 2 2 4 0 |          
  HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 27 4 11 15 10 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
 2016-2017 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 6 15 21 8 |          
  HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 3 4 7
  HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 29 3 12 15 10 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 6 8 14 2 |          
 2017-2018 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 10 3 7 10 22 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5
  HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 22 8 12 20 6 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 3 4 7 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 13 6 8 14 6 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 4 6 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 2 4 6 4 |          
 2018-2019 HIFK Champions HL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 10 6 9 15 6 |          
  HIFK Liiga 38 9 10 19 8 | Playoffs 12 0 0 0 29 
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 2 2 4 6 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 10 3 3 6 24 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 0 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 16 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 4 3 7 0 |          
 2019-2020 HIFK Liiga - - - - - |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

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