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Fantasy Summary

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, perhaps the 2019-20 season will be a better opportunity for Tammela to show he can contribute beyond a depth role should he be placed higher in Syracuse’s lineup. Brandon Holmes

January 2018 – After a long and tedious road to recovery, Tammela has returned to hockey, now with the Syracuse Crunch as a rookie in the AHL. After a year-long absence from competition, the twenty-year-old has fully recovered, and has begun knocking the rust off, scoring his first AHL goal in his third game back with the Crunch. With The CHL leading Greyhounds owning his OHL rights, we could see the Finn re-assigned after a few more games in order to add to their Championship hopeful squad. Brayden Olafson January 2018 – The OHL rights for Jonne Tammela have been traded from Peterborough to the CHL leading Soo Greyhounds in exchange for a conditional 15th round draft pick. Tammela is currently working with the Syracuse Crunch to rehabilitate his knee injury from a little over a year ago. The condition is likely tied to whether or not the overager, Tammela returns from the injury and if he is assigned to the Greyhounds for their playoff run. Brayden Olafson May 2017 – Tammela sat out the 2016-17 OHL season with the Peterborough Petes due to damage to a patella tendon. The Petes were contenders, and could have benefited from his offense in their playoff endeavors, however the 2015 draft pick will have to wait until the fall to see ice time and determine where he fits in the Lightning’s development plans. Brayden Olafson September 2016 – The Peterborough Petes selected Jonne Tammela 15th overall in the 2015 CHL Import Draft last June. Early reports this season are Tammela will be reporting to Petes camp this season instead of returning to Liiga. This will give team scouts a break, as they will be taking shorter flights from Tampa to check in on their 2015 4th rounder. Tammela has the OHL pace of play in his system already. He plays fast and carries a skilled stick. Now he just needs to hone his two-way talents. Max Marko

April 2016 – Jonne Tammela signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 1st. Tammela finished the year with five goals and eight assists in 37 games with KalPa in the Finnish league. The small, but fast winger has played very well during international tournaments. Tammela has 17 goals and 33 assists during international junior games.His CHL rights are owned

Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 5, 1997
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 118


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 YJK U17U17 I-divisioona2 1 23 4|        
 2011-2012 YJK/JHT U16U16 SM-sarja Q7 8 614 8|        
  YJK/JHT U16U16 I-divisioona23 41 4384 40|Playoffs11 15 1227
 2012-2013 JYP U16U16 SM-sarja Q1 3 25 2|        
  JYP U16U16 SM-sarja3 2 24 0|Playoffs2 1 12
  JYP U18U18 SM-sarja21 12 1022 16|        
  JYP U20U20 SM-sarja10 1 23 18|Playoffs3 1 01
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 4 610 14|        
 2013-2014 KalPa U18U18 SM-sarja3 2 35 2|Playoffs8 6 410
  KalPa U20U20 SM-sarja24 5 1116 12|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr14 5 611 4|        
 2014-2015 KalPaChampions HL3 0 00 0|        
  KalPa U20U20 SM-sarja26 11 1627 26|        
  KalPaLiiga32 4 04 6|Playoffs4 0 00
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 1 01 4|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 1 45 4|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr23 7 1825 16|        
 2015-2016 KalPaChampions HL2 1 01 2|        
  KalPa U20U20 SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs8 2 35
  KalPaLiiga37 5 813 16|Playoffs3 0 00
  Syracuse CrunchAHL3 0 11 0|        
  Finland U19 (all)International-Jr7 0 44 2|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr9 1 34 2|        
 2016-2017 Peterborough PetesOHL2 1 01 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr1 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Syracuse CrunchAHL28 3 36 16|        
 2018-2019 Syracuse CrunchAHL20 1 34 8|        
  Orlando Solar BearsECHL23 13 1326 18|Playoffs9 1 45 19 
 2019-2020 LukkoLiiga59 17 1330 42|        
 2020-2021 LukkoLiiga53 13 821 24|Playoffs11 2 13
 2021-2022 TPSLiiga37 12 618 41|Playoffs9 0 22 25 
 2022-2023 TPSLiiga57 9 1322 36|Playoffs3 1 01
  TPSChampions HL6 0 22 4|        
 2023-2024 SaiPaLiiga33 10 1020 37|        
 2024-2025 ÄssätLiiga- - -- -|