Juuso Ikonen

Unrestricted Free Agent
https://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com

Fantasy Summary

Ikonen has tons of skill but if he will get the time and space in North America to use it is another question.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 3, 1995
Height 5‘10”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2019 – The Capitals placed Ikonen on unconditional waivers in May as the player and team mutually terminated the last year of his contract. Ikonen was improperly used in Hershey, routinely plastered to the fourth line, and likely did not feel like he was ever going to crack the Capitals roster. Ikonen is now free to sign back in Europe, Russia or another NHL team. Pat Quinn

March 2019 – Ikonen has rarely been able to jump in to the Bears’ top nine and is routinely stuck playing on the fourth line. He has only 14 points in 50 games as he seems to not be able to move up in to a better spot in the line up. Pat Quinn

December 2018 – Ikonen has missed time twice this season once in early October and later in late November. He does not have many points right now as the Capitals are dealing with a ton of injuries and he has not been up in the line up. Pat Quinn

September 2018 – Ikonen looks to prove himself in North America and become a top nine forward for the Capitals down the road. For now he will play in the AHL and develop there. Ikonen has the skills to develop to play in the NHL but he has to be willing to wait to make the Capitals, and if it takes too long he may go back to Europe. Pat Quinn

 

May 2018 – Ikonen has been playing several years in the Liiga and most recently the last two seasons in the SHL with first Djurgårdens IF and then Brynäs IF. Ikonen puts up a steady stream of points in a league not knows for many high profile point seasons, as he had 26 points in 49 games last year. He is expected to play for Hershey this upcoming season, and likely the season after, as he signed a two-year contract this May. Ikonen is a small sight player who is a great skater, playmaker, and carries a high IQ on the ice. He will need to gain strength to jump to the next league, but this is a nice risk for the Capitals to take as he could become a solid point producing winger. Pat Quinn


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 8 8 10 18 4 |          
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 21 15 18 33 0 |          
 2010-2011 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 1 0 1 0 |          
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 1 1 2 3 2 | Playoffs 3 4 4 8
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 7 4 7 11 0 |          
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 17 10 14 24 2 | Playoffs 13 5 13 18
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 13 3 4 7 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 10 8 10 18 2 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 3 2 5 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 4 8 12 0 |          
 2011-2012 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 4 2 5 7 6 |          
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 32 20 21 41 14 |          
  Blues Liiga 20 4 5 9 4 | Playoffs 15 4 2 6
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 3 8 11 0 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 4 5 9 0 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 11 5 9 14 0 |          
 2012-2013 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 10 3 10 13
  Blues Liiga 57 13 13 26 4 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 5 7 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 4 1 5 0 |          
 2013-2014 Blues Liiga 17 4 6 10 2 |          
  JYP Liiga 34 0 8 8 4 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 JYP Liiga 50 12 13 25 4 | Playoffs 12 0 6 6
  JYP Champions HL 6 2 1 3 2 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 1 2 3 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 2 3 5 0 |          
 2015-2016 Kärpät Liiga 55 9 30 39 8 | Playoffs 13 2 6 8
  Kärpät Champions HL 13 1 2 3 2 |          
 2016-2017 Djurgårdens IF SHL 25 2 2 4 0 |          
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 4 0 2 2 2 |          
  Brynäs IF SHL 11 1 6 7 0 | Playoffs 20 7 5 12
 2017-2018 Brynäs IF SHL 49 12 14 26 6 | Playoffs 8 3 2 5
  Brynäs IF Champions HL 9 1 6 7 2 |          
  Finland EHT 8 1 4 5 0 |          
  Finland (all) International 11 1 5 6 2 |          
 2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 54 4 10 14 6 |          
 2019-2020 HV71 SHL - - - - - |          

Highlights