Patrik Puistola

Carolina Hurricanes
Photo courtesy of Tappara.fi

Fantasy Summary

Offensive winger with top-six upside. More of a goal-scorer but can also make plays.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 11, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 73

Observations

June 2019 – Puistola has been drafted 73rd overall by the Hurricanes.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Puistola was officially measured at 6-foot-0.5 and 175 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – Puistola started this season in the top junior league in Finland but soon it became evident he was ready for the next level. He’s played some games at the Liiga level and has scored his first point there as well but Tappara has a stacked team, so Puistola’s minutes have been very limited there. Because of that, he’s been playing mostly in the Mestis lately, and he’s been tearing it up much more than expected. His season is one of the best that league has ever seen from someone his age. Puistola has also been a top player for Finland at the U18 level in various tournaments, and he’s expected to play a major role for them at the U18 Worlds. Puistola’s father was a long-time pro hockey player in Europe which is probably one of the reasons why Puistola’s game has translated so well to the pro level. He’s a skilled offensive played but he’s also responsible defensively and does all the little things needed to have success against pro players. Puistola is likely to be a second-round pick in the summer.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 4 8 12 4 |          
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 25 17 7 24 20 | Playoffs 3 3 2 5
 2016-2017 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 39 21 15 36 26 | Playoffs 4 3 2 5
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 2 2 4 0 |          
 2017-2018 Tappara U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 3 7 10
  Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 50 15 14 29 12 | Playoffs 9 3 2 5
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 2 4 6 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 19 6 15 21 6 |          
 2018-2019 Tappara U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 25 11 11 22 18 |          
  Tappara Liiga 16 0 1 1 0 |          
  Tappara Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  LeKi Mestis 22 15 11 26 2 | Playoffs 8 3 4 7
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 5 0 5 2 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 21 14 8 22 20 |          
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 4 2 6 14 |          
 2019-2020 Tappara Champions HL 7 0 3 3 0 |          
  Tappara Liiga 15 0 1 1 2 |          
  KOOVEE Mestis 4 1 3 4 0 |          
  Jukurit Liiga 2 1 0 1 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 6 2 8 2 |          

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