Jesse Ylönen

Montreal Canadiens
Photo courtesy of mestis.fi

Fantasy Summary

Very good skater and dangerous offensive forward with top-six upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 3, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 168 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 35

Observations

June 2019 – As many expected it appeared to be a seamless transition from Mestis to Liiga for Ylönen. It took roughly 15 games for the Finn to pick up his stride leading into the IIHF World Junior Championship according to the player, which earned him more ice time; especially on the power-play. He states at that point, “everything got easier.” His six points in seven games at the World Juniors helped lead Finland to its gold medal. For him to have an impactful future in the NHL he will need to add muscle and continue to gain confidence offensively. This coming year Ylönen will have more responsibilities and better deployment which should translate into a positive trajectory regarding his development. Jesse Sherman

 

June 2018 – Ylönen was drafted 35th overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Ylönen is a great skater with very good goal-scoring ability but he can also make plays. He spent the past season playing at the second-highest level in Finland but will move up to the top level in Liiga for next season. He’s expected to play a big role for Team Finland at the upcoming World Junior Championship tournament. Ylönen was one of the older players in this draft class but still needs a couple of years to reach the NHL. He’s the son of former NHL player Juha.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 3 2 1 3 2 |          
 2013-2014 Blues U16 Akatemia Jr. C SM-sarja Q 13 9 13 22 2 |          
  Blues U16 Akatemia Jr. C SM-sarja 32 15 21 36 6 |          
 2014-2015 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 14 15 29 4 |          
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 23 22 28 50 10 |          
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 6 1 2 3 0 | Playoffs 10 0 2 2
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 0 1 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 Jokerit U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 27 11 22 33 10 |          
  Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 6 0 3 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 3 4 7
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 37 15 16 31 14 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Espoo United Mestis 3 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 4 5 9 0 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 17 7 14 21 2 |          
 2017-2018 Espoo United Suomen Cup 3 2 1 3 0 |          
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 3 0 3
  Espoo United Mestis 48 14 13 27 20 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 5 8 4 |          
 2018-2019 Pelicans Liiga 53 13 14 27 8 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 3 3 6 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 4 9 13 25 |          
 2019-2020 Pelicans Liiga - - - - - |          

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