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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 deserves. He has also been a great player for Finland at the U18 level in various tournaments, and he’s expected to play a major role for them at the U18 Worlds. Tuomisto is an offense-minded defenseman with good puck-skills and a great shot. His skating is good for someone his size, and it’s been getting better all season long. Tuomisto’s defensive game needs some improvements but because he has great size and good hockey sense, it’s reasonable to expect that part of his game to grow. He hits players to separate them from the puck but doesn’t go looking for big hits. He’s very lanky at the moment and will need at least a couple of years to add more muscle to his frame. Tuomisto has top-four upside, and he’s likely to get drafted in the second round this summer.  Jokke Nevalainen

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 20, 2001
Height 6‘4”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 35

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Ässät U16U16 SM-sarja Q10 0 44 6|        
  Ässät U16U16 SM-sarja27 4 1822 33|        
 2016-2017 Ässät U16U16 SM-sarja Q22 3 2023 6|        
  Ässät U18U18 SM-sarja18 3 58 8|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 1 23 2|        
 2017-2018 Ässät U17U17 SM-sarja1 0 00 4|        
  Ässät U18U18 Mestis Q15 7 2835 12|        
  Ässät U18U18 SM-sarja13 2 12