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Fantasy Summary

Excellent shutdown defender with good offensive instincts. Fell in the draft due to size concerns and puck management issues, particularly on offence and during breakouts, but he has shown promising growth in these areas over the last couple years.


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September 2022 – Puutio distinguished himself at this year’s World Junior Championships: en route to winning a silver medal with the Finns, he led all defensemen in goals and was named “Best
Defenseman” of the tournament. That distinction is particularly impressive given the excellent tournaments had by other defensemen like Olen Zellweger (Canada) and Emil Andrae (Sweden). Puutio will return to the Liiga in 2022-23 to play with KalPa again, where he will look to build on the 10 points in 51 games he managed in 2021-22. Ben Gehrels

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 3, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 5; Overall: 153

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Finland Selects U13WSI U139 2 35 4|        
 2015-2016 Finland Selects U14WSI U149 5 38 0|        
 2016-2017 Kärpät U16U16 SM-sarja Q22 3 1720 6|        
  Kärpät U16U16 SM-sarja16 8 1119 6|Playoffs5 0 44 20 
  Kärpät U18U18 SM-sarja3 0 22 0|        
 2017-2018 Kärpät U16U16 SM-sarja Q4 5 27 0|        
  Kärpät U18U18 SM-sarja41 6 1723 8|Playoffs5 1 12
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 0 55 2|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr4 0 00 2|        
 2018-2019 Kärpät U18