Finnish winger whose calling card is his fleet-footed skating ability and tenacious forechecking ability. Likely lacks the skill to contribute in a top-nine role.
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May 2019 – Jonne Tammela has decided to go home. On May 24th, Tammela was placed on unconditional waivers by the Lightning with the intention of mutually terminating the Finnish forward’s contract. Following his clearance on May 28th, Tammela has signed with Lukko in the Finnish Liiga, thus ending his time in North America for the time being and ending his tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. Tammela spent most of his 2018-2019 season with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL, and with this recent development, it seems unlikely Tammela will become a full-time NHL pro at this point. Brandon Holmes
March 2019 – Tammela has, for the most part, enjoyed a clean bill of health in 2019, and in turn, has split time between Syracuse in the AHL and Orlando in the ECHL. While playing in Syracuse for the Crunch, Tammela has largely played in a depth role with limited ice behind one of the deepest forward lineups in the AHL and most recently has found himself on the fourth line for the Crunch. His somewhat limited offensive toolset combined with his limited ice leaves him at around the same scoring pace he put up in 2017-18 where he put up six points in 28 games, though while skating with the Solar Bears in the ECHL he’s experienced a nice bump in production as he’s well above point-per-game. With the Crunch likely heading for several promotions following the 2019 campaign,