Joona Koppanen

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Koppanen has a large frame but lacks the offensive talent to become a truly impactful player for fantasy purposes. Likely tops out as a role-playing forward in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 25, 1998
Height 6‘5”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 5; Overall: 135

Observations

April 2019 – In what has been an extremely disappointing first season of North American hockey, Koppanen has managed just two points, both goals, in 42 games with Providence. For reference, goalie Zane McIntyre has the same amount of points as this Finnish forward does. Koppanen has ideal size for a role-playing position on a pro hockey team, but it will take time to see if he can ever join a NHL squad. Chris Mazza

October 2018 – After growing up and playing exclusively in Europe, Koppanen is set to play his first full year in North America this season with the Providence Bruins. In a short stint with Providence at the end of last season (10 games), Koppanen managed to score twice in one game, which ended as his only points with the club. This will be an important season for the former fifth round pick, as it should allow the Bruins and fantasy owners alike to see whether there might be a successful future playing professional hockey in North America. Chris Mazza

September 2017 – Koppanen had a huge year for Ilves (U20) of the Jr. A SM-Liiga. While this is a development league, Koppanen still impressed with a team leading points-per-game at 1.42, totaling 54 points in just 38 games. Koppanen also impressed for team Finland this summer at the World Juniors Showcase. Koppanen has good size but he moves around really well. The Bruins, and fantasy owners alike, will want to see him playing against some better opposition before hopping on the hype train. This will be a big year for the young Finn. Mike Drover 

June 2016 – Standing 6-5, Joona Koppanen has a long reach, good mobility and strong defensive prowess for his age. Koppanen has decent hands and an average shot, though he never managed any points for Finland in the U18 World Juniors in 2016. Koppanen usually shies away from the slapshot and is not regarded as an exceptional offensive talent like some of the other high flying Fins to go in this year’s draft. Regardless, Koppanen possesses the size and hockey smarts to make a strong future role-playing forward or penalty killer. Koppanen will be several years away from being considered for the NHL. Michael Drover


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 KOOVEE U16 Jr. C Mestis Q 1 0 2 2 0 |          
  KOOVEE U16 Jr. C Suomi-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 5 9 14 0 |          
  Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 22 19 11 30 12 |          
  Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 11 4 4 8 0 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 38 25 32 57 20 | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 14 
  Finland U17 WHC-17 6 1 0 1 2 |          
  Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 24 2 2 4 8 |          
 2015-2016 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 9 17 26 14 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 0 1 0 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 38 23 31 54 18 | Playoffs 6 2 4 6
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 3 6 4 |          
 2017-2018 Ilves Liiga 45 2 12 14 8 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 10 2 0 2 0 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 3 1 4 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 5 4 9 2 |          
 2018-2019 Providence Bruins AHL 45 2 0 2 6 |          
  Atlanta Gladiators ECHL 7 0 1 1 4 |          
 2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL - - - - - |          

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