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