Kristian Tanus

2020 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Mestis.fi

Fantasy Summary

Undersized playmaking center who outsmarts the opposition but also has good vision and puck-skills. Size is a major concern, and his skating isn’t great either.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 17, 2000
Height 5‘8”
Weight 159 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2019 – Tanus did not get drafted in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He is now eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – Tanus was passed over in the 2018 NHL Draft but that mistake is unlikely to happen again. He broke the U20 scoring record in Mestis which is the second-highest pro level in Finland, and he’s still just 18 years old. Tanus is the type of player who outsmarts the opposing players because he doesn’t have great physical tools. At five-foot-eight and with average speed, he wouldn’t even get consideration at the NHL draft if he wasn’t so smart. He also has very good vision and playmaking abilities, and those qualities shine brightly on the power play. He is also capable of killing penalties, and he’s been shooting the puck more this season. Recently, he was loaned to Jukurit team in the Liiga, and he’s starting to adjust to the top level now. Tanus is expected to play a major role for Jukurit next season. It’s also very likely he gets to represent Finland at the 2020 World Juniors. Tanus is probably going to be a late round pick this summer, and he needs a few years before testing his talents against NHL competition.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 1 0 1 0 |          
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 24 9 26 35 8 |          
 2015-2016 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 5 16 21 16 |          
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 27 22 29 51 16 | Playoffs 3 1 6 7
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 2 0 2 0 |          
 2016-2017 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 30 8 25 33 10 | Playoffs 3 0 5 5 25 
  Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 18 3 9 12 0 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 2 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 20 2 6 8 6 |          
 2017-2018 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 4 4 2 |          
  Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 3 6 9
  Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 48 8 28 36 30 | Playoffs 9 4 4 8
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 6 7 0 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 25 8 19 27 6 |          
 2018-2019 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 5 2 2 4 4 |          
  Tappara Champions HL 5 0 0 0 2 |          
  Tappara Liiga 6 0 0 0 2 |          
  LeKi Mestis 33 13 31 44 10 | Playoffs 8 0 4 4
  Jukurit Liiga 17 4 2 6 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 1 3 4 0 |          
 2019-2020 Jukurit Liiga 4 0 2 2 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 0 9 9 0 |          

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