Patrik Virta

Unrestricted Free Agent
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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.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country FIN
Position RW
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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 6 0 1 1 6 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2011-2012 HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 6 2 6 8 0 |          
  HPK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 30 15 20 35 10 |          
 2012-2013 HPK U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 1 0 2 2 0 | Playoffs 9 9 2 11
  HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 46 18 28 46 43 | Playoffs 6 5 2 7
 2013-2014 HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 7 4 11 0 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1
  HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 32 15 14 29 8 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  HPK U20 JCWC 5 3 2 5 0 |          
 2014-2015 HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 43 29 46 75 55 | Playoffs 12 10 5 15 10 
  HPK Liiga 5 2 0 2 2 |          
  Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 3 1 2 3 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 1 0 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 0 1 1 2 |          
  TPS Champions HL 5 1 2 3 0 |          
  TPS Liiga 33 2 2 4 8 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  TUTO Hockey Mestis 4 1 1 2 4 |          
  SaPKo Mestis 7 2 2 4 2 | Playoffs 5 2 2 4
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 TPS Liiga 49 14 12 26 22 | Playoffs 6 5 1 6
  TPS Champions HL 6 3 3 6 0 |          
 2017-2018 TPS Liiga 58 14 26 40 24 | Playoffs 8 2 1 3
  TPS Champions HL 6 0 1 1 4 |          
 2018-2019 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 21 2 7 9 6 |          
  Örebro HK SHL 37 7 8 15 10 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
 2019-2020 Tappara Liiga 2 0 2 2 2 |          
  Tappara Champions HL 4 0 0 0 4 |          

Highlights