Juuso Pärssinen

Nashville Predators
Photo courtesy of Leijonat.fi

Fantasy Summary

Two-way center with great size. Can also play on the wing if needed. Has some skill but doesn’t project to become more than a bottom-six forward at the NHL level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 1, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 7; Overall: 210

Observations

June 2019 – Pärssinen has been drafted 210th overall by the Predators.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2019 – Pärssinen spent most of his draft season in Jr. A SM-liiga which is the top junior league in Finland. While there, he wore an ‘A’ on his jersey and put up 13 goals and 22 points in 36 games. Those numbers are decent but not great. He also played seven games at the top level in the Liiga but received small minutes there. In addition, Pärssinen played 16 games with Finland’s U18 team in different tournaments and put up eight goals and 13 points in those games. He often had a letter on his chest with Team Finland as well which speaks to his leadership qualities. He is expected to represent Finland at the U18 Worlds.

Pärssinen is a natural center but has played some games at wing as well. He has great size (6-2, 183), and he plays an excellent two-way game. He competes really hard, and is also a good penalty-killer. He has some offensive skill but it appears to be limited which means he projects to become a bottom-six forward at the NHL level. He comes from a hockey family as his father Timo was a long-time professional player, and Juuso’s younger brother Jiri is an interesting prospect for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Juuso is likely going to be a mid-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 0 0 0 0 0 |          
  TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 7 3 7 10 0 | Playoffs 4 4 3 7
 2017-2018 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 28 14 22 36 10 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 16 4 4 8 4 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 2 2 2 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 16 5 4 9 14 |          
 2018-2019 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 2 3 5
  TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 36 13 9 22 28 |          
  TPS Liiga 7 1 0 1 0 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 1 1 2 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 24 9 6 15 8 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 TPS Liiga - - - - - |          

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