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Fantasy Summary

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


Observations

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March 2020 – Ylönen finished his season with 22 points in 53 games for the Pelicans in Liiga. He is now on his way over to help the Laval Rockets make a playoff push. His elite-level acceleration and skating should be an added boost to the Rockets transition game as well as to their rush opportunities. It will be interesting to see how Ylönen adjusts to the North American smaller ice and rougher game. He will likely be given a chance to play with higher-quality teammates in Laval than he did for the Pelicans, which should make his life easier in terms of generating scoring chances. Pablo Ruiz

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

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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Finland Selects U13QC Int PW3 2 13 2|        
 2013-2014 Kiekko-Espoo U16 ChU16 SM-sarja Q13 9 1322 2|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U16 ChU16 SM-sarja32 15 2136 6|        
 2014-2015 Blues U16U16 SM-sarja Q10 14 1529 4|        
  Blues U16U16 SM-sarja23 22 2850 10|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U18U18 SM-sarja2 0 00 0|        
  Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja6 1 23 0|Playoffs10 0 22
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr7 0 11 2|        
 2015-2016 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja27 11 2233 10|        
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja1 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr6 0 33 0|        
 2016-2017 Kiekko-Espoo U18U18 SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs4 3 47
  Kiekko-Espoo U20U20 SM-sarja37 15 1631 14|Playoffs4 0 00
  Espoo UnitedMestis3 0 00 2|Playoffs3 0 00
  Finland U18WJC-187 4 59 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr17 7 1421 2|        
 2017-2018 Espoo UnitedSuomen Cup3 2 13 0|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U20U20 SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs4 3 03
  Espoo UnitedMestis48 14 1327 20|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr10 3 58 4|        
 2018-2019 PelicansLiiga53 13 1427 8|Playoffs3 0 11
  Finland U20WJC-207 3 36 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr12 4 913 25|        
 2019-2020 PelicansLiiga53 12 1022 14|        
  PelicansChampions HL5 2 13 0|        
 2020-2021 PelicansLiiga- - -- -|        

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