Eetu Luostarinen

Carolina Hurricanes
Photo courtesy of kalpa.fi

Fantasy Summary

Reliable two-way player, projects as third line center in the NHL


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 2, 1998
Height 6‘3”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 42

Observations

January 2019 – Luostarinen has had a breakout season in his second full season as a Liiga regular. Offensively, he has surpassed career highs in every major stat category with nine goals and 14 assists. His 23 points lead KalPa in scoring. He was snubbed from Finland’s gold medal wining world junior team as a late cut, but has had a great developmental season. He’s still a ways out from cracking an NHL roster, but the progression is evident. Kevin LeBlanc

January 2018 – Eetu Luostarinen is a well-rounded two-way center playing a big role at the top level in Finland for Kuopio KalPa team. Luostarinen is centering the top line and getting power play time on the second unit. His skating is very good once he gets going but still needs to improve his first few steps for the smaller North American ice. Luostarinen has good puck-handling skills and he’s very good at skating the puck up the ice. Luostarinen needs to add more muscle to his 6-3 frame and continue working on defensive zone positioning and faceoffs. Luostarinen isn’t a dynamic offensive player which limits his upside but he could develop into a reliable third line NHL center although he’s a few years away from that. Luostarinen was a late cut from the 2018 World Junior Championship team which was a big surprise to most people following Finnish junior hockey.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 KalPa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 1 7 8 4 |          
  KalPa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 34 4 7 11 26 |          
 2014-2015 KalPa U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 26 9 19 28 32 |          
  KalPa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 18 7 4 11 4 |          
 2015-2016 KalPa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 46 11 23 34 58 | Playoffs 2 2 0 2 12 
 2016-2017 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 23 11 8 19 49 |          
  KalPa Liiga 32 3 4 7 14 | Playoffs 17 1 2 3 14 
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 1 4 5 2 |          
 2017-2018 KalPa Champions HL 6 2 1 3 2 |          
  KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3 25 
  KalPa Liiga 55 6 14 20 58 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 0 2 2 6 |          
 2018-2019 KalPa Liiga 54 15 21 36 79 |          
  KalPa Spengler Cup 4 1 0 1 0 |          
  Finland EHT 7 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland WC 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  Finland (all) International 16 1 1 2 4 |          
 2019-2020 Charlotte Checkers AHL - - - - - |          

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