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Bottom-six forward with multi-cat potential


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June 2022 – Eetu Tuulola, a pending restricted free agent, has signed with Ilves (Finland) for the 2022-23 season. He was the Flames sixth round pick back in the 2016 entry draft. The Flames have the option of sending him a qualifying offer to retain his rights. Chris Fekete

May 2022 – With 14 goals and 11 assists in 61 games played with Stockton, Tuulola made do with his ice time this season after coming back over from Europe in 2020-2021. Although his AHL production did improve, it is still questionable if it will lead to a bottom six role with the Flames or if he will decide to go back to Europe and continue his career overseas. Chris Fekete


Nov 2020 – Tuulola played in games in the Allsvenskan, gathering four points in eleven games. When someone came back from injury, the team terminated Tuulola’s agreement it seems. Not sure if he will land somewhere else again before coming back to North America. He needs to find another gear  or two if he is to have a chance at an NHL job down the road. Joel Henderson


Jan 2020 – After coming over to North America and joining the Stockton Heat, Tuulola has not had the initial impact one might expect from the power forward. His two-way has been solid but in a system that is craving for a power forward to jump the gap and grab a RW opportunity in the NHL Tuulola have left a few watchers scratching their heads. He is simply missing another level of dynamic play which includes a goal scoring instinct and creativity when the puck is on his stick. He has had one multi-point game in 2019-20 so far and has been struggling to hit the scoresheet at all in the last 10 games.  Joel Henderson


Nov 2018 – He currently sits tied for second in points on HPK with 16 in 25 games. Getting opportunities on the PP will only improve his chances at a solid NHL career. He has great pro instincts already. This is the type of opportunity he wanted after leaving the WHL. Look for him to be a buzz player at training camp come 2019. Joel Henderson


Oct 2018 – Tuulola is back with HPK for a second full season. Flames aren’t rushing him and he has no pressure to beat a clock. Improve in every area, especially speed and shot accuracy. Possible we see an increase in scoring.  Joel Henderson

May 2018 – Eetu saw improvements in most areas as he was used in multiple situations including the PP where he had 15 of his 26 total points. You’d like to see some stronger 5on5 numbers at this point but any improved offence is an improvement that Flames brass will take. He also got a brief look at the WJC for Team Finland but saw very limited minutes over three games. From a fantasy perspective, prospects like Tuulola are the ones to pay attention to. They work hard, they chip in offensively and have strong depth potential for a Roto league by being physical. He will probably elect to stay in Finland for another year but could come over to Stockton as well. Joel Henderson


Oct 2017 – The Flames have taken a leap of faith in the later rounds in the form of Zach Fischer and Eetu Tuulola. They know the size, grit, and drive to the net is there but if they could develop a bit more of a scoring touch they would become an instant one to watch. Tuulola has 4 goals and 0 assists in 11 games thus far. If you’re a Flames fan or a fantasy owner, you’re hoping those numbers increase to above 0.6 PPG. This kid adds all the grit to become a solid roto fantasy asset if he can hit that mark. You may have to put him on your watch list for a few years. Joel Henderson


June 2017 – Tuulola has been called back to Finland to play for HPK. He was on loan from them to Everett and since he has not signed a contract with Calgary, they have opted to bring him back. Regardless of what the future holds, Tuulola wasn’t getting significant playing time. He is determined. Joel Henderson


May 2017 – The talent of Tuulola is not indicative of his point totals this season (18-13-31 in 62 games). He had a goal scoring playoffs by collecting six goals and one assist in seven games and maybe that’s a good sign for the talented winger. The real story here is that he was usually buried on the depth of Everett which is a bit puzzling in it’s own right. Next season, hope for more minutes. He has a lot more to offer than 2016-17 showed. Joel Henderson


Oct 2016 – As per WHL website, Tuulola is out week-to-week with an upper body injury. He had one goal through two games so far in his CHL career. Joel Henderson


Sept 2016 – The Flames fans are going to love Tuulola, he is a big, physically aggressive winger who loves to throw his weight around and dish out hits. He gets under the other teams skin and can add insult to injury by putting up points as well. Coming to North America this season as he was selected 40th overall in the first round of the CHL import draft by the Everett Silvertips, he made his first impression at the U-18 World Championship in North Dakota where he scored four points in seven games. Then at the Flames prospect camp where his size made the first impression, but his skill made an even bigger one. Tuulola has carried that momentum into the rookie tournament in Penticton where he has been able to put points on the board there too. He has a good release on his shot but expect the majority of his goals to be of the more greasy variety, in close tips, defections and rebounds. Skating has been an issue with speed and two-step acceleration but he has shown improvement in these areas. There have also been some conditioning concerns as well and he may actually need to lose some weight. Tuulola has NHL upside as a bottom six winger who fans love and opponents loath. He can bring energy and momentum to his team.  Peter Harling

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 17, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 225 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 6; Overall: 156


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 HPK U16U16 SM-sarja Q1 0 00 2|        
  HPK U16U16 SM-sarja11 3 69 4|        
 2012-2013 HPK U16U16 SM-sarja Q9 6 612 18|        
  HPK U16U16 SM-sarja32 13 1629 46|        
  HPK U17U17 SM-sarja3 0 55 4|Playoffs10 3 14 29 
  HPK U18U18 SM-sarja2 0 00 4|        
 2013-2014 HPK U16U16 SM-sarja Q5 8 715 2|        
  HPK U16U16 SM-sarja24 24 2751 18|        
  HPK U17U17 SM-sarja2 1 56 4|        
  HPK U18U18 SM-sarja18 9 615 20|Playoffs3 1 01
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr6 3 14 14|        
 2014-2015 HPK U18U18 SM-sarja5 0 22 6|Playoffs1 0 00
  HPK U20U20 SM-sarja33 21 728 30|Playoffs11 2 79 14 
  Finland U17WHC-176 1 12 4|        
  Finland U17EYOF3 2 24 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr25 7 613 38|        
 2015-2016 HPK U20U20 SM-sarja29 9 514 22|Playoffs6 0 11 27 
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 2 24 2|        
  HPKLiiga10 0 11 0|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 2 24 0|        
 2016-2017 Everett SilvertipsWHL62 18 1331 34|Playoffs10 6 17
 2017-2018 LeKiSuomen Cup2 3 03 2|        
  HPK U20U20 SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs5 1 01
  HPKLiiga51 16 1026 34|        
  Finland U20WJC-203 0 00 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr11 2 13 6|        
 2018-2019 HPKLiiga60 13 2336 44|Playoffs18 3 36
 2019-2020 Stockton HeatAHL50 10 1323 23|        
 2020-2021 Västerviks IKHockeyAllsvenskan11 2 24 2|        
  SaiPaLiiga4 0 00 2|        
  Stockton HeatAHL29 3 47 12|        
 2021-2022 Stockton HeatAHL61 14 1125 50|Playoffs13 3 14
 2022-2023 IlvesLiiga54 5 914 89|Playoffs8 0 00
  IlvesChampions HL3 0 00 0|        
 2023-2024 HPKLiiga52 12 1123 32|        
 2024-2025 HPKLiiga- - -- -|