Smooth skating winger with a great shot. Plays an energetic, physical game and projects as a top-six NHL winger.
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July 2022 – The Predators announced that Kemell has been signed to his three-year entry-level deal. Kemell is set to return to Liiga for another year with JYP. Curtis Rines
July 2022 – Kemell has been selected by the Nashville Predators with the 17th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
December 2021 – Kemell has been the biggest riser in the public draft sphere through the first half of the season and it’s easy to see why. He got off to an incredible start in his first full season in Liiga, scoring 10 goals in his first 13 games and jumping out to an early scoring lead. An injury has slowed him down but he is still on pace for one of the best U20 seasons in Liiga history as a first-year draft eligible. Kemell has also been named to Finland’s roster for the upcoming World Juniors and is expected to play a significant role with half of a Liiga season under his belt. Nick Richard
September 2021 – Joakim Kemell had a very strong debut in Finland’s U20 league where he finished 18th in scoring (36 points in