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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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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 3.5
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 8, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

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|Playoffs4 3 14 14 
  Finland U17EYOF3 1 23 4|        
  Ilves U20U20 SM-sarja40 14 1731 42|        
  Finland U17WHC-176 1 01 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr27 7 714 12|        
 2019-2020 Ilves U20U20 SM-sarja5 2 02 4|        
  KOOVEESuomen Cup3 0 11 0|        
  IlvesLiiga5 1 01 4|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 1 01 0|        
  KOOVEEMestis36 23 1538 56|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr13 4 37 16|        
 2020-2021 Ilves U20U20 SM-sarja- - -- -|        
  IlvesLiiga- - -- -|        

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