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VILI SAARIJÄRVI  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1997-05-15 BIRTHPLACERovaniemi, FIN
AGE 19 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 178 cm / 5'10" WEIGHT 75 kg / 165 lbs
YOUTH TEAM RoKi CONTRACT 18/19
NHL DRAFT 2015 round 3 #73 overall by Detroit Red Wings
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1


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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2010-11 RoKi U16 Jr. C I-divisioona 3 1 120 |            
 2011-12 RoKi U16 Jr. C I-divisioona Q 8 4 594 |            
  RoKi U16 Jr. C I-divisioona 25 4 111547 |            
 2012-13 Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 2 2 240 |            
  Kärpät U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 8 2 578 | Playoffs 9 5 91410  
  Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 38 5 253024 | Playoffs 3 0 112  
  Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 0 110 -4 | Playoffs 2 0 004
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 1 3424 -8 |            
 2013-14 Kärpät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 8 3 7102 |            
  Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 7 212810 15 | Playoffs 12 1 016
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 15 2 91112 9 |            
 2014-15 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 57 6 172314 -3 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 3 694 2 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 4 8126 2 |            
 2015-16 Flint Firebirds OHL 59 12 314332 -15 |            
  Toledo Walleye ECHL 5 1 340 -3 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 442 0 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 5 1 122 |            
 2016-17 Mississauga Steelheads OHL - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2014-15 Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 1 342 -1 |            
2016-17 AHL/ECHL/USHL/WHL/OHL/QMJHL stats powered by HockeyTech


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  ECHL: 5 1 3 4 0.80 -3  |    
  Hlinka Memorial: 4 1 3 4 1.00 -1  |    
  International-Jr: 43 8 21 29 0.67 44  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 43 7 22 29 0.67 10  11  | 14 1 0 1 0.07 10 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 46 8 32 40 0.87 26  | 3 0 1 1 0.33
  Jr. C I-divisioona: 28 5 12 17 0.61 47  |    
  Jr. C I-divisioona Q: 8 4 5 9 1.13 |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 8 2 5 7 0.88 | 9 5 9 14 1.56 10 
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 2 2 2 4 2.00 |    
  OHL: 59 12 31 43 0.73 32  -15  |    
  USHL: 57 6 17 23 0.40 14  -3  |    
  WJC-18: 7 3 6 9 1.29 |    
  WJC-20: 7 0 4 4 0.57 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2011-2012 U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (RoKi)
2012-2013 Jr. C SM-sarja Champion (Kärpät)
2013-2014 Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
2014-2015 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Best Defenseman
  U18 WJC Most Assists by Defenseman (6)
  U18 WJC Most Goals by Defenseman (3)
  U18 WJC Most Points by Defenseman (9)
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
  U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
  USHL All-Rookie Second Team
2015-2016 U20 WJC Gold Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal 13/14
- Jr. C SM-sarja Champion 12/13
- U16 Pohjola Camp Roster 11/12
- U18 WJC All-Star Team 14/15
- U18 WJC Best Defenseman 14/15
- U18 WJC Most Assists by Defenseman 14/15
- U18 WJC Most Goals by Defenseman 14/15
- U18 WJC Most Points by Defenseman 14/15
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 14/15
- U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 14/15
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 15/16
- USHL All-Rookie Second Team 14/15



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-06-24 Confirmed Flint Firebirds Mississauga Steelheads Traded 
2016-03-29 Up/Down Grand Rapids Griffins Toledo Walleye Reassigned 
2016-03-25 Up/Down Flint Firebirds Grand Rapids Griffins Reassigned 
2015-08-12 Confirmed Green Bay Gamblers Flint Firebirds
2015-07-04 Confirmed Green Bay Gamblers Detroit Red Wings Entry Level 
2014-07-21 Confirmed Kärpät Green Bay Gamblers
2014-05-19 Extension Kärpät U20 Kärpät 3 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2015, round 1 #9 overall by Flint Firebirds in the CHL Import Draft
- Drafted 2014, round 5 #207 overall by Jokerit in the KHL Draft
 
- 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #203 by Hockeyprospect.com
- 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #62 by ISS Hockey
 
 

Career transactions
- 2015-08-12 • Signed to a contract with the Flint Firebirds (OHL), reassignment by the Detroit Redwings
- 2015-07-03 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Redwings
- 2014-07-21 • Transferred from Kärpät to Green Bay Gamblers(USHL), still contracted to Kärpät
- 2014-05-19 • Signed to a three-year contract with Kärpät
- 2012-Sum. • Transferred from RoKi U16 to Kärpät U16

Other memorable dates
- 2016-01-05 • Won World Junior Championship gold medal
- 2015-12-23 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster
- 2015-10-16 • Scored first OHL goal (assisted by W.Bitten and Z.Grzelewski), vs. the Ottawa 67’s(L.Herbst)
- 2015-09-24 • Made OHL debut (vs. Saginaw Spirit) and scored first OHL assist point at the same game. +/-: 0 PIM: 0 S: 2
- 2015-04-16 • Selected to U18 World Junior Championship roster