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Fantasy Summary

Hard-hitting winger who goes up and down his side of the ice willingly punishing opponents. His heavy shot punishes goalies, especially when his one-timer doesn’t give them time to get set.


Observations

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June 2022 – Taken in the fifth round (157th overall) in last year’s amateur draft, the husky winger continues a recent late-round trend for the Isles, who have drafted five Finns in the past two years. Liukas is an enthusiastic participant in the physical side of hockey all over the ice. When he has the puck, he uses his heavy shot to be more of a finisher than a distributor. His production has been muted the past three seasons because he’s been a teen among the men of his country’s top pro hockey league. In 70 outings with the Liiga’s TPS squad he’s totaled nine scores and six helpers. Responsible and even tenacious without the puck, he battles hard along the boards. His skating could be better, which isn’t unusual for a young power forward. If his feet develop, it’s not a stretch to imagine him in the Islanders’ bottom six in the mode of Cal Clutterbuck or Matt Martin. Mark Allan

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 25, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 5; Overall: 157

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Finland Selects U13WSI U139 5 712 8|        
 2015-2016 Finland Selects U14WSI U149 4 37 20|        
 2016-2017 TPS U16U16 SM-sarja Q1 0 00 2|        
  TPS U16U16 SM-sarja2 0 00 0|        
  TPS U16 AkatemiaU16 Mestis2 1 01 2|        
 2017-2018 TPS U16U16 SM-sarja Q14 13 1427 10|        
  TPS U16U16 SM-sarja18 14 1327 14|Playoffs4 6 511 12 
  TPS U18U18 SM-sarja2 0 00 0|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr9 2 13 6|