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Fantasy Summary

Big right handed defenceman who skates well and has a heavy shot from the point. Top four upside and potential as a quarterback on the power play.


Observations

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December 2020 – After being selected by the Red Wings in the second round of the 2019 draft, Tuomisto had a monster season for Assat in Finland’s U20 SM-sarja. He scored 15 goals and added 34 assists to finish with 49 points in 48 games. Tuomisto made the jump to North America for the 2020-2021 season and has begun his NCAA career with the University of Denver. Nick Richard

 

September 2019 – A big right-handed defenseman who possesses a heavy and accurate shot, Tuomisto was third amongst defensemen in scoring (nine goals, 26 assists in 45 games) playing for Assat in the Finnish junior league last year. Tuomisto likes to play physical, has good hockey sense, and makes good passes out of his own end. Like most young blueliners he needs to work on his defensive game and getting faster and stronger. Tuomisto, who will return to Finland this year, plans on continuing his development playing college hockey after that, so he’s looking like a long-term project. Mark Hillier

 

June 2019 – Tuomisto has been drafted 35th overall by the Red Wings.  Pat Quinn

 

June 2019 – Tuomisto was officially measured at 6-foot-4.5 and 193 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

February 2019 – Tuomisto has had a tremendous season in the top junior league in Finland. He has been good enough to earn promotion to the Liiga level but he has decided to decline that opportunity because he wants to preserve his NCAA eligibility. Because of that, Tuomisto hasn’t received the kind of hype he deser