Lauri Pajuniemi

New York Rangers
Matti Raivio

Fantasy Summary

A raw winger with playmaking abilities, could become a middle-6 NHL player if all goes well.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 12, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 132

Observations

June 2018 – The Ranger’s selected five defensemen and a goaltender after Vitali Kravstov before the next available player on their list was a forward. That forward was Finnish right-winger, Lauri Pajuniemi. Pajuniemi is a skilled playmaker with well-tuned skating who’s had some exposure to playing against men in Liiga with TPS. He’s expected to rejoin them next fall where he will make a case for a regular lineup spot on the Finn’s World Junior squad during the holidays. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 1 2 3 0 |          
  TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 26 6 10 16 2 |          
  TPS U16 Akatemia Jr. C Suomi-sarja 1 1 3 4 0 |          
 2014-2015 TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 10 12 22 2 |          
  TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 21 14 21 35 6 | Playoffs 4 3 1 4
  TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 1 1 2 6 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 6 3 5 8 0 |          
 2015-2016 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 45 28 48 76 24 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
  TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 3 4 7 20 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2
  TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 37 8 17 25 2 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 0 1 0 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 11 4 3 7 12 |          
 2017-2018 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 14 3 7 10 18 |          
  TPS Champions HL 6 2 0 2 2 |          
  TPS Liiga 32 2 5 7 4 | Playoffs 9 3 1 4
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 TPS Champions HL 6 1 0 1 4 |          
  TPS Liiga 44 5 8 13 20 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 14 
  TUTO Hockey Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 1 3 0 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 TPS Liiga - - - - - |          

Highlights