Justus Annunen

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of MileHighSticking

Fantasy Summary

Big netminder still establishing whether he has starter potential


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 11, 2000
Height 6‘4”
Weight 216 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 64

Observations

February 2019 – Annunen has spent 2018-19 in the second-tier Finnish league as a 1B netminder, with mixed results. His 17 appearances isn’t too shabby for an 18-year-old, but his 0.894 SV% just isn’t good, and that’s on a good team tied for 1st in league points. He still has lots of time to work on his game, but clearly we need to exercise patience. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2018 – The Avalanche have selected Annunen with their second pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. This is a bit higher than most expected, as he was ranked in the 100 range by most draft speculators.

 

Annunen is a huge body and still growing, so size is not a worry for the Finn and he will always have this as an advantage. His numbers in the Finnish Juniors don’t jump off the page, but he hopes to get some major-league experience next season to continue his development. Expect him to remain in Europe for a few years – do not fantasy draft until he’s proven himself further. Hayden Soboleski


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Kiekko-Laser U18 Jr. B Mestis 2 2.00 .909 |        
 2015-2016 Kiekko-Laser U18 Jr. B Mestis Q 4 - - |        
  Kiekko-Laser U18 Jr. B Mestis 7 - .938 |        
  Kiekko-Laser U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 10 - .925 |        
  Finland U16 YOG 3 3.38 .800 |        
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 - .844 |        
 2016-2017 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 30 - .926 | Playoffs 5 - .922
  Finland U17 WHC-17 3 3.05 .904 |        
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 12 - .904 |        
 2017-2018 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 3.10 .871 |        
  Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 26 2.31 .907 | Playoffs 12 1.83 .935
  Kärpät Liiga 1 4.00 .892 |        
  Finland U18 WJC-18 6 2.00 .914 |        
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 16 - .889 |        
 2018-2019 Hermes Mestis 18 2.67 .894 |        
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - |        

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