Fantasy Summary

A speedy forward with excellent playmaking ability. Shows high a compete level with a non-stop motor. Enjoys going to the hard-nosed areas.


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November 2022 – After signing a three-year entry level contract, Pyyhtia returned to the TPS of the Liiga in Finland following being released after training camp. Mark Dubreuil

March 2021 – Hustle is the name of the game with Mikael Pyyhtiä. He is a relentless, consistent forechecker who will place relentless pressure on his opposition as a result of calculated off-puck movement. His tenacity to fight for every puck, combined with intelligent playmaking and an underrated set of hands has resulted in over a point per game in the Finish Jr league, as well as five points in 26 Liiga games in his D+1 year. He’s a bit away, but Pyyhtiä is set on a path that may very well lead to the NHL eventually. Sam McGilligan

December 2020 – Blue Jackets’ most recent fourth-rounder has been invited to Finlands’ preliminary camp and will compete for his first look on a WJC roster sheet. Pyyhtia has notched 19 points through 16 games in the U20 SM- Sarja League, which has earned him a small stint in Liiga, where he’s gone pointless through two. He is by no means a shoo-in for a spot, but with no Aatu Raty named to the camp, he has a much higher chance to compete for a spot up the middle. Dave Hall

October 2020 – Mikael Pyythia is a fun pick in the fourth round as he brings a mixed bag of skill to the table. He is a fearless forward, with excellent speed and a non-stop motor. He competes for each puck and enjoys crashing the net to dig for scoring opportunities. His vision is solid and is considered a strong playmaking option. He has enjoyed success climbing the ladder throughout the TPS pipeline over the years. Just last season, his solid play at the U20-level gifted him a two-game stint with the top club (Liiga), where he produced an assist during that time. The pick is fresh, and it is difficult to pinpoint his role within the organization at the moment. At the very least, his growth will be exciting to keep tabs on. Dave Hall

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 17, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 166 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 114


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 TPS U16U16 SM-sarja Q17 5 813 6|        
  TPS U16U16 SM-sarja16 7 714 4|Playoffs4 1 12
 2017-2018 TPS U18U18 SM-sarja42 3 1619 12|Playoffs5 0 00
 2018-2019 TPS U18U18 SM-sarja19 6 1319 12|Playoffs3 2 24
  TPS U20U20 SM-sarja30 7 916 25|        
 2019-2020 TPS U20U20 SM-sarja42 11 3041 8|        
  TPSSpengler Cup3 0 00 0|        
  TPSLiiga2 0 11 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr7 1 23 0|        
 2020-2021 TPS U20U20 SM-sarja16 9 1019 4|        
  TPSLiiga35 3 47 4|Playoffs13 1 45
  Finland U20WJC-207 1 12 0|        
 2021-2022 TPSLiiga56 21 1435 6|Playoffs18 8 513
  TPSChampions HL5 1 01 2|        
 2022-2023 TPSLiiga47 7 1320 16|Playoffs3 0 22
  TPSChampions HL6 2 24 6|        
  Finland EHT2 0 00 0|        
  Columbus Blue JacketsNHL2 0 11 2|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL7 3 03 0|        
  Finland (all)International2 0 00 0|        
 2023-2024 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL17 0 22 0|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL60 7 2128 6|Playoffs13 1 45