Leevi Aaltonen

2019 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Liiga.fi

Fantasy Summary

Undersized offensive winger with lots of speed and talent. A dual threat who can both make plays and finish them. Also a capable defensive player who can kill penalties.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 24, 2001
Height 5‘9”
Weight 154 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – Aaltonen’s season started at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup where he had two points in five games which was a bit disappointing considering he had five points the year before. Since that tournament, most of Aaltonen’s season has been spent at Jr. A SM-liiga which is the top junior league in Finland. There he has produced 12 goals and 36 points in 29 games which is very good production for someone his age. It’s also a very good improvement from the 21 points in 34 games he had there the year before. Aaltonen also played some pro games this season in Mestis and Liiga but didn’t get much of an opportunity there. Aaltonen has also been a regular for Finland’s U18 team where he’s carried an ‘A’ in every tournament so far. In total, he’s played 12 games there and produced 15 points during the season. Aaltonen is expected to play a major role for Finland at the U18 Worlds in April.

Aaltonen is an undersized (5-9, 154) winger who is most effective in an offensive role. He’s a dual threat because he can both make plays and finish them. He’s been leaning towards being a playmaker but he also has a very good wrist shot, and he’s very good at opening lanes for his shot. He’s also a reliable defensive player who can kill penalties as well. With his January birthday, Aaltonen is on the older side for his draft class, and he’s also very mature for someone his age. Expectations were very high for him based on his 16-year-old season, and even though he’s shown good progress since then, he hasn’t really dominated as a 17-year-old as was expected. Aaltonen is likely going to get drafted in the middle rounds of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Jukurit U16 Jr. C Suomi-sarja 5 2 2 4 2 |          
 2014-2015 Jukurit U18 Jr. B Mestis 3 0 4 4 0 |          
 2015-2016 KalPa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 13 12 25 2 |          
  KalPa U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 27 26 44 70 39 | Playoffs 4 2 4 6
 2016-2017 KalPa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 38 21 38 59 28 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
  KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 1 14 15 4 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 KalPa U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 34 8 13 21 4 | Playoffs 13 2 5 7
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 2 3 2 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 9 3 8 11 2 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 0 2 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 13 5 2 7 2 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 3 2 5 0 |          
 2018-2019 KalPa U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 12 24 36 28 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 31 
  KalPa Liiga 7 0 1 1 0 |          
  IPK Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 1 4 5 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 25 10 13 23 12 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 2 2 2 |          
 2019-2020 KalPa Liiga - - - - - |          

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