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Athletic goaltender who displays good reflexes and rebound control.


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October- 2020 – Markkanen played mostly for SaiPa’s junior league in Finland last season. The young goaltender has also appeared in six international games for the Finland U18 team. He is very large in terms of height standing 6-2 at only 18 years old but is yet to fill out that frame. Markkanen is very athletic and is good at tracking pucks and controlling rebounds. As is the case for many young goaltenders consistency and durability are the main areas of his game still needing improvement. He is a long term project for the Kings who will likely visit the option of bringing him to North America after his three-year contract extension with SaiPa of the Finnish league comes to an end. Julian Mongillo

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 6, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 146 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 11


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2016-2017 SaiPa U16U16 SM-sarja Q2 - .838|      
  SaiPa U16U16 SM-sarja- - -|      
 2017-2018 SaiPa U16U16 SM-sarja Q9 4.22 .911|      
  SaiPa U16U16 SM-sarja9 4.11 .902|      
 2018-2019 SaiPa U18U18 SM-sarja32 - .896|      
 2019-2020 SaiPa U18U18 Mestis Q9 2.11 .921|      
  SaiPa U18U18 SM-sarja8 2.88 .915|      
  SaiPa U20U20 SM-sarja18 - .881|      
  KetteräMestis2 0.96 .963|      
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr6 - .927|      
 2020-2021 SaiPa U20U20 SM-sarja10 - .916|Playoffs5 3.20 .888