Miro Aaltonen

Toronto Maple Leafs
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Fantasy Summary

A capable bottom-6 type of centerman – he is somewhat of a utility who could produce at a respectable rate lower in the lineup.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 7, 1993
Height 5‘11”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 6; Overall: 177

Observations

June 2018 – Aaltonen had a very decent season with the Marlies he started slowly but steadily improved as the season progresses.  He finished the season with 20 goals and 23 assists. He was big in the playoffs with another four goals and nine assists. He did not get a call up to the leafs this year. One can only assume he did not see that he fit into the Leafs plans so he has decided to go back to the KHL. Aaltonen is 25 now and his age will start to become a factor. Brian Harling

 

February 2018 – It appears as though Aaltone has figured out how to play in the AHL. In the last 10 games he has produced eight goals after scoring just five goals in the first 41 contests. Aaltonen now has 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points in 51 games. He will be a serious contender for a spot with the Leafs next year. Brian Harling

 
January 2018, Aaltonen is a steady top line player with the Marlies this season. He got a solid chance earlier this year in preseason games with the Leafs and came close to cracking the leafs lineup. Aaltonen is a solid defensive player but has limited offensive ability. In 34 games with the Marlies this year he has six goals and 13 assists. He is making progress this year with the Marlies and will have to fight it out with Fredrick Gauthier to replace Dominic Moore next year with the Leafs as their 4th line center. Brian Harling
 

May 2017 – The organization is taking another shot at filling gaps, this time with a higher skilled, shooting Fin that can play the middle or left side. He has parts of his game that needs rounding and will need to add muscle to survive in North America but s currently slated to put up a fight for an NHL opportunity right away. He is a creative player who opens up space for teammates, but is polarizing in the way that he is also a shoot first player. He plays a possession game at higher speed which will mesh well with potential teammates and will be relied upon as more of a one-dimensional player. He will likely start on the wing and is more than likely to get his feet wet in AHL and get acclimated before an NHL job opens, but with a strong camp and he could bump a fringe player out with his upside. He would be a higher risk player from a fantasy stand point, a semi ‘boom or bust’ player, so draft according to your tolerance. Jason Banks


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 12 14 26 24 |          
  Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 20 25 23 48 20 |          
  Jokipojat U18 Jr. B II-divisioona 1 3 1 4 0 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 15 9 7 16 6 |          
 2009-2010 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 1 2 1 3 0 |          
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 7 2 11 13 8 | Playoffs 10 6 7 13
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 12 15 27 18 |          
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 3 3 2 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 11 2 6 8 4 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2010-2011 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 2 0 3 3 2 | Playoffs 2 3 1 4
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 12 3 5 8 6 | Playoffs 13 5 6 11
  Finland U18 WJC-18 6 4 0 4 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 6 2 8 6 |          
 2011-2012 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 14 10 17 27 14 | Playoffs 4 2 3 5
  Blues Liiga 26 1 1 2 2 | Playoffs 10 1 1 2
  Jokipojat Mestis 4 2 3 5 0 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 19 6 5 11 4 |          
 2012-2013 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 8 4 9 13
  Blues Liiga 32 11 5 16 22 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 1 2 1 3 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 3 4 7 4 |          
 2013-2014 Blues Liiga 60 13 16 29 12 | Playoffs 7 3 4 7
 2014-2015 Blues Liiga 57 16 21 37 14 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2015-2016 Kärpät Liiga 58 15 20 35 51 | Playoffs 8 0 3 3
  Kärpät Champions HL 13 1 6 7 6 |          
 2016-2017 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 59 19 25 44 38 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Finland EHT 9 7 1 8 4 |          
  Finland WC 8 0 0 0 2 |          
  Finland (all) International 22 8 4 12 8 |          
 2017-2018 Toronto Marlies AHL 64 20 23 43 24 | Playoffs 20 4 9 13
 2018-2019 Vityaz Podolsk KHL - - - - - |          

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