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May 2023 – Matinpalo signed with Ottawa on a two-way co …


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May 2023 – Matinpalo signed with Ottawa on a two-way contract for the 2023-2024 season. The 24-year-old played with Assat in the Liiga last season and in 41 games had seven goals and nine assists. He was invited to play for Finland at the 2023 World Championships and in seven games had a goal, two assists and was a plus-five. Matinpalo did see some time on the power play with Assat and possesses good distribution skills and a decent wrist shot. His strength should be without the puck as he has good gap control and a good active stick when defending the rush or down low. The Senators will look for Matinpalo as depth on their own blueline as a sixth or seventh defender or in Belleville in the top-four. There are some similarities between Artem Zub and Matinpalo as far as both being undrafted and brought to North America at around the same age. Grant Campbell

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 5, 1998
Height 6‘3”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Kiekko-Espoo U16U16 SM-sarja Q10 1 23 2|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U16U16 SM-sarja25 0 44 12|Playoffs6 2 02
 2014-2015 Kiekko-Espoo U18 AkatemiaU18 SM-sarja25 1 23 16|        
 2015-2016 Kiekko-Espoo U18 AkatemiaU18 SM-sarja47 9 1120 75|        
 2016-2017 Kiekko-Espoo U20U20 SM-sarja33 1 67 37|Playoffs2 0 11
  Kiekko-Espoo U20 ChU20 Mestis5 0 11 8|        
 2017-2018 Kiekko-Espoo U20U20 SM-sarja52 7 1421 59|Playoffs4 0 00
  Kiekko-Espoo U20 ChU20 Mestis1 1 12 2|        
 2018-2019 IlvesLiiga30 2 46 10|Playoffs7 0 00
  KOOVEEMestis2 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 IlvesLiiga33 0 11 47|        
  KOOVEESuomen Cup3 0 00 0|        
  KOOVEEMestis13 1 23 10|        
 2020-2021 IlvesLiiga11 0 00 6|        
  KOOVEEMestis1 0 11 0|        
  ÄssätLiiga30 1 23 18|        
 2021-2022 ÄssätLiiga50 4 48 20|        
 2022-2023 ÄssätLiiga51 7 916 20|Playoffs8 0 44
  Finland EHT5 1 01 2|        
  FinlandWC8 1 23 0|        
  Finland (all)International19 2 46 2|        
 2023-2024 Ottawa SenatorsNHL4 0 00 0|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL47 2 68 12|        

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