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Fantasy Summary

Two-way, undersized forward who could easily fit into a team’s bottom six. Not known for his high-octane offense but he can kill penalties


Observations

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January 2023 – Halfway through the 2022-2023 season and Joel Kiviranta has been very solid for the Dallas Stars. He has spent most of his time on the fourth line but occasionally finds himself slotting in on the second or third line. He is not an offensive threat, but his defensive metrics are very impressive. The Dallas Stars have been in the top five of the NHL for their penalty kill, and Kiviranta is a huge part of that. Even creating and scoring short handed chances. He brings an energetic force to his line and is not afraid to be physical despite his size. Taylor Newby

June 2022 – Playing almost a full season (56 games) with Dallas this season, Kirivanta has been a solid option to slot into the bottom-six when needed, providing a decent defensive game, and making an effort offensively. Realistically, he won’t slot in much higher in the lineup in upcoming seasons, but as his bottom-six game develops, it’s expected that he’ll be somewhat of a mainstay on the NHL roster. Aaron Itovitch

March 2020 – The 23-year-old Kiviranta has enjoyed a successful rookie year in North America since leaving the Liiga in Finland during the off-season. It started when he made a good impression on the coaching staff in training camp with his adept two-way play, but unfortunately he was not able to secure an NHL roster spot to join the Dallas Stars. Since that time he went on to be nearly a half point per game in the AHL, maintaining a place in the top 40 rookie scoring, and further refined his two-way game. That resulted in a brief callup to the NHL with Dallas on January 3rd, 2020, and lasted for a grand total of 11 games; where he also scored his first career NHL Goal on February 1st, 2020. Jordan Lambe

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 23, 1996
Height 5‘10”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Jokerit U16U16 SM-sarja Q7 7 310 4|        
  Jokerit U16U16 SM-sarja26 10 919 12|Playoffs3 0 00
 2011-2012 Jokerit U16U16 SM-sarja Q8 10 1121 20|        
  Jokerit U16U16 SM-sarja2 2 24 0|Playoffs3 4 37
  Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja10 2 46 0|Playoffs4 2 02
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja20 4 15 4|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr13 7 714 16|        
  Finland U16 YOG6 4 26 14|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr13 1 12 6|        
 2012-2013 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja1 1 01 2|Playoffs10 4 26
  Finland U17EYOF3 1 01 4|        
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja40 7 1320 35|        
  Finland U17WHC-175 2 24 0|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 0 00 0|        
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr9 0 00 2|        
 2013-2014 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja2 1 23 0|Playoffs9 2 68 12 
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja38 18 1937 40|Playoffs4 0 00
  JokeritLiiga1 0 00 2|        
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 2 13 4|        
  Finland U18WJC-185 1 01 18|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr16 4 15 26|        
 2014-2015 Sport U20U20 SM-sarja6 5 05 6|        
  SportLiiga47 8 513 10|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr10 1 23 2|        
 2015-2016 Sport U20U20 SM-sarja1 1 12 0|        
  SportLiiga48 6 612 22|Playoffs2 0 00
  HermesMestis1 0 11 2|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr8 1 01 12|        
 2016-2017 SportLiiga58 11 1021 20|        
 2017-2018 SportLiiga59 19 1837 24|        
 2018-2019 SportLiiga48 16 1531 18|        
  Finland EHT3 0 00 2|        
  FinlandWC9 2 13 0|        
  Finland (all)International16 3 25 2|        
 2019-2020 Dallas StarsNHL11 1 01 4|Playoffs14 5 16
  Texas StarsAHL48 12 1123 25|        
 2020-2021 Dallas StarsNHL26 6 511 6|        
 2021-2022 Dallas StarsNHL56 1 67 10|Playoffs7 0 11
 2022-2023 Dallas StarsNHL70 8 19 40|Playoffs15 1 45
 2023-2024 Colorado EaglesAHL10 2 46 8|        
  Colorado AvalancheNHL56 3 69 12|Playoffs8 1 12

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