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Small center with excellent hockey sense. Good playmaker and skill, but doesn’t have any high-end abilities.


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October 2020 – Krannila passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection, making him a free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

January 2020 – Krannila has earned the NCHC Rookie of the Month honors after scoring six points in six games during the month of December. Krannila had a slow start to his rookie season with St. Cloud State University, scoring only four points in his first 12 games. But his strong performance in December may be a sign of better things to come. The 19-year-old forward went undrafted last summer but hopes to hear his name called this upcoming June.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Krannila did not get drafted in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He is now eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Krannila, who was the top player in the Finnish U18 league in 2017-2018, had a solid season with the championship-winning Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL. He put up 45 points in 60 regular season games, but was used in a pretty limited role during the post-season. Krannila’s best single attribute is his brain. He reads the game at a good level and is great at making plays for his teammates. His hands are good and he can surprise goalies from long distances every now and then. Krannila is quite small and not very physical, so his lack of great speed is a bit worrying. He is also rather old for this year’s draft. Krannila is committed to play for St. Cloud State University next season and will likely spend three to four years with the program.  Lassi Alanen

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 0.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 3, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Tappara U16U16 SM-sarja Q8 7 310 29|        
  Tappara U16U16 SM-sarja28 12 2638 16|Playoffs2 0 00
 2016-2017 Tappara U18U18 SM-sarja45 15 1631 26|Playoffs4 0 22
 2017-2018 Tappara U18U18 SM-sarja46 24 4165 52|Playoffs4 3 14
  Tappara U20U20 SM-sarja3 1 12 0|Playoffs2 0 11
 2018-2019 Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL60 17 2845 81|Playoffs12 2 35
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr3 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA34 5 914 12|        
 2020-2021 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA31 11 1223 18|        
 2021-2022 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA37 15 1530 40|        
 2022-2023 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA41 21 1940 43|        
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL6 1 01 0|        
 2023-2024 LukkoLiiga48 9 1221 16|Playoffs2 0 11
  LukkoChampions HL9 2 13 4|