Ville Meskanen

New York Rangers
New York Rangers

Fantasy Summary

Late-blooming winger who plays either side with a high-level goal scoring ability.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 2, 1995
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – Meskanen’s debut slate in North America hasn’t been as glorious as many fans or owners may have hoped. He’s spent the regular season grinding it out in the AHL which has resulted in some offensive success, but with the smaller ice surface limiting his skill-set to some extent. His production has been consistent throughout the year, for the most part, but has quieted off as of late. TIt could realistically take the length of his contract for the team to truly know what they have in Meskanen. Thus far there’s little indication that he’ll result in an effective scoring forward at the NHL level, and little indication that he’s taking steps forward through the year. Brayden Olafson

August 2018 – Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Rangers in May of 2018, the twenty-two year-old Meskanen was the third highest goal-scoring player in the Finnish Liiga a summer ago. As an undrafted player, Meskanen cycled through several Finnish leagues before breaking out as an elite goal scorer in the top tier last fall. His two-year ELC will carry him through the 2019-20 campaign, allowing him to undoubtedly gain some NHL experience. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Ilves U16 II Jr. C I-divisioona 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2010-2011 Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 0 3 3 4 |          
  Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 23 3 7 10 10 |          
 2011-2012 Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 8 7 8 15 32 |          
  Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 29 33 21 54 30 | Playoffs 5 5 4 9
 2012-2013 Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 47 22 36 58 50 |          
 2013-2014 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 34 9 5 14 2 | Playoffs 5 3 2 5
 2014-2015 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 30 32 62 28 | Playoffs 10 3 9 12
  Ilves Liiga 10 3 0 3 0 |          
  LeKi Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 4 2 1 3 2 | Playoffs 7 4 3 7
  Ilves Liiga 39 6 7 13 6 |          
  LeKi Mestis 16 6 4 10 10 |          
 2016-2017 Ilves Liiga 44 9 11 20 4 | Playoffs 10 4 3 7
 2017-2018 Ilves Liiga 48 24 20 44 4 |          
  Finland (all) International 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 70 12 22 34 18 |          
 2019-2020 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 18 0 3 3 4 |          

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