Eetu Tuulola

Calgary Flames

Fantasy Summary

Bottom-six forward with multi-cat potential


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

Observations

Observations:

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 2 |          
  HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 11 3 6 9 4 |          
 2012-2013 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 6 6 12 18 |          
  HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 32 13 16 29 46 |          
  HPK U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 3 0 5 5 4 | Playoffs 10 3 1 4 29 
  HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 4 |          
 2013-2014 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 8 7 15 2 |          
  HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 24 24 27 51 18 |          
  HPK U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 2 1 5 6 4 |          
  HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 18 9 6 15 20 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 6 3 1 4 14 |          
 2014-2015 HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 0 2 2 6 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 33 21 7 28 30 | Playoffs 11 2 7 9 14 
  Finland U17 WHC-17 6 1 1 2 4 |          
  Finland U17 EYOF 3 2 2 4 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 25 7 6 13 38 |          
 2015-2016 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 9 5 14 22 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 27 
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 2 4 2 |          
  HPK Liiga 10 0 1 1 0 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 2 4 0 |          
 2016-2017 Everett Silvertips WHL 62 18 13 31 34 | Playoffs 10 6 1 7
 2017-2018 LeKi Suomen Cup 2 3 0 3 2 |          
  HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
  HPK Liiga 51 16 10 26 34 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 11 2 1 3 6 |          
 2018-2019 HPK Liiga 51 10 23 33 40 |          

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