Antti Tuomisto

Detroit Red Wings
Photo courtesy of Leijonat.fi

Fantasy Summary

Offensive defenseman with great size, good skating and a right-handed shot. Top-four upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 20, 2001
Height 6‘5”
Weight 193 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 35

Observations

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.  Jokke Nevalainen

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Ässät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 0 4 4 6 |          
  Ässät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 27 4 18 22 33 |          
 2016-2017 Ässät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 22 3 20 23 6 |          
  Ässät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 18 3 5 8 8 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 1 2 3 2 |          
 2017-2018 Ässät U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 4 |          
  Ässät U18 Jr. B Mestis Q 15 7 28 35 12 |          
  Ässät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 13 2 12 14 58 |          
  Ässät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 18 1 2 3 6 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 18 0 0 0 8 |          
 2018-2019 Ässät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 1 0 1 2 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2
  Ässät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 45 9 26 35 49 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 0 2 2 29 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 19 0 15 15 63 |          
 2019-2020 Ässät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 18 6 14 20 10 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 1 1 0 |          

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