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Fantasy Summary

Risk-taking player with some skill. Because of his lack of strength and evasiveness, he requires skilled linemates to create offense which could create a snag in his development.


Observations

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June 2019 – The Rangers lost Virta’s rights on June 1st when they didn’t get him signed to an NHL contract. He is now a free agent who can sign an NHL contract with any NHL team.  Jokke Nevalainen

October 2018 – Virta was one of the final selections made in the 2017 NHL entry draft. The over-age selection broke into the top league in Finland the year that he was selected, flying under the radar in the Mestis league the two years prior. Since being drafted by the Rangers, Virta followed up his draft campaign with an even more successful sophomore season in the Liiiga, tallying 40 points in 58 games as a 21-year-old. This summer, Virta signed a contract with the KHL’s HC Slovan Bratislava where he’s off to a respectable start and making moderate offensive contributions. There are many aspects of his game that require development before an NHL career becomes a reality, but the lightweight Finn possesses the raw skill to work off of. Brayden Olafson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 1, 1996
Height 5‘10”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 207

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 HPK U16U16 SM-sarja6 0 11 6|Playoffs3 0 00
 2011-2012 HPK U16U16 SM-sarja Q6 2 68 0|        
  HPK U16U16 SM-sarja30 15 2035 10|        
 2012-2013 HPK U17U17 SM-sarja1 0 22 0|Playoffs9 9 211
  HPK U18U18 SM-sarja46 18 2846 43|Playoffs6 5 27
 2013-2014 HPK U18U18 SM-sarja5 7 411 0|Playoffs1 1 01
  HPK U20U20 SM-sarja32 15 1429 8|Playoffs3 0 00
  HPK U20JCWC5 3 25 0|