Courtesy of HPK

Fantasy Summary

Decent-framed center who brings pace and intensity, solid playmaking and two-way play. Needs to improve his manipulation, deceptiveness and physical game, but shows middle-six upside.


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July 2022 – Rönni  was drafted 59th overall to the Calgary Flames. Pat Quinn

 

May 2022 – Rönni had himself a solid draft-year season in Finland, splitting his time between three levels of hockey in his native country. His 11 goals and 29 points in 30 gamess with Tappara’s U20 squad made him a prime option for a pro call-up, and he ended up playing 19 games for the men’s team in Liiga, scoring two goals and adding two assists as well as a goal in two Champions Hockey League matches. He was sent on loana to HPK, where he appeared in one game, and again on loan to KeuPa HT in the second division of pro hockey in Finland, where he playedd a game and scored two points.

Rönni is a defensive-minded forward who plays with pace and intensity. His playmaking is solid, as he finds seams well and is patient with the puck. He shields it very well and finds soft ice adeptly to set his teammates up in better positions. His goal-scoring mainly relies on close chances, as the prospect doesn’t have the ability to snipe from mid- to long-range. Driving the middle is still an issue with Rönni, and he struggles with 50/50 puck battles at times, but his profile is one that is built on good foundations and could very well land him a third-round selection in the draft. Some strong showings at the U18 Worlds and Hlinka-Gretzky cup should help him in that regard. If everything goes well, Rönni could be a solid middle-six center with penalty-killing upside. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 5, 2004
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 2; Overall: 59

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Tappara U16U16 SM-sarja Q27 11 2132 24|        
  Tappara U16U16 SM-sarja15 8 816 12|Playoffs6 4 37
 2019-2020 Finland U16 YOG4 1 01 41|        
  Tappara U16U16 SM-sarja4 3 14 0|        
  Tappara U18U18 SM-sarja36 9 1524 40|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr15 2 810 51|        
 2020-2021 Tappara U20U20 SM-sarja39 9 1726 24|Playoffs2 0 00
 2021-2022 Tappara U20U20 SM-sarja30 11 1829 53|Playoffs2 0 22
  TapparaChampions HL2 1 0