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Fantasy Summary

A goal-scoring winger with great size and very good speed. A modern power forward who uses his size to protect the puck. Isn’t afraid to drive to the net. Owns a great shot and decent playmaking abilities. Has potential to become a top-six winger and a 30-goal scorer. Not a well-rounded player, so there is some risk involved as well.


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October 2022 – Jarventie had a somewhat disappointing pre-season with Ottawa, where he dressed for two games and went pointless. He was sent to Belleville, which was expected, and he will be looking to improve on his 11 goals and 22 assists from last year. Grant Campbell

August 2022 – Jarventie had a very good U20 World Juniors and made it to the finals with Finland where he won Silver. He had four goals and five assists in seven games, with all four of his goals coming on the powerplay. He stood out during the tournament and showcased his excellent one-timer. Grant Campbell

June 2022 – The 2020 33rd overall pick finished his first full AHL season with 11 goals and 22 assists in 70 games. He did fade a little down the stretch, scoring just a goal and four assists in his last 20 games. The 19-year-old should benefit from another AHL season next year and should see a few games in the NHL next year. Grant Campbell

December 2020 – Järventie has been added to the Finnish preliminary roster for the World Juniors. He has been on fire to start the season with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 19 games in the Liiga. The hot streak is unlikely to last the entire season in reality but if he can maintain most of what he’s been doing, he will prove the Senators’ brass right with their selection of the highly talented but oft-maligned forward. His skating is still a work in progress but improving and his shot remains a lethal weapon. Watch for Järventie to be a legit goal-scoring threat at the World Juniors if he makes the Finnish squad. Tony Ferrari 

October 2020 – Järventie was drafted 33rd overall by the Senators. Järventie is expected to spend at least two more years in Finland before crossing the pond.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2020 – Järventie has finished his first regular season in Mestis, the second-highest men’s level in Finland. It was an extremely successful rookie season for the 17-year-old as he scored 23 goals and 38 points in 36 games. He averaged 15 minutes of ice time with about two minutes of that coming on the power play. Järventie has been a well-known prospect in Finland for a few years because he has always been one of the top players in his age group in Finland. Some were expecting him to be able to play at the Liiga level full-time this season but he wasn’t quite ready to play his style at that level, so playing in Mestis was the next best thing. His father Martti was a long-time professional hockey player in Europe. Järventie is a modern power forward who uses his great size to protect the puck and drive to the net with the puck on his stick. But he doesn’t play a very physical brand of hockey. He is a goal-scoring winger who owns a great shot and decent playmaking abilities but he is a bit of a one-dimensional threat which is why he projects to become a complementary goal-scorer rather than someone who drives the offense himself. He also doesn’t play a well-rounded game, so if he’s not producing offensively, he’s not contributing much else either. But he has potential to become a 30-goal scorer at the NHL level if things break right. Combining that with his August birthday, projectable frame (6-2, 185) and very good skating ability, Järventie projects to get drafted in the second round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 8, 2002
Height 6‘3”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 2; Overall: 33

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Ilves U16U16 SM-sarja8 2 35 2|Playoffs2 1 01
 2017-2018 Ilves U16U16 SM-sarja Q19 18 1937 20|        
  Ilves U16U16 SM-sarja7 4 1418 46|        
  Ilves U17U17 SM-sarja1 2 02 0|        
  Ilves U18U18 SM-sarja7 6 39 4|        
 2018-2019 Ilves U18U18 Mestis Q2 3 36 2|        
  Ilves U18U18 SM-sarja9 14 1428 2|