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Finland Vili Saarijärvi

#18 Lukko / Liiga - 21/22
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GAMES
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G
A
TP
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5
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1
2
0
10
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2
4
+2
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Database: 944 149 players
Last added: Gerald Beteau
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan Lasch 52 13 53 66
2. Max Véronneau 51 34 26 60
3. Linus Omark 52 21 37 58
4. Patrik Karlkvist 49 26 26 52
5. Jonathan Johnson 51 14 38 52
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
25
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
183 lbs / 83 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Agency
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
2-time Liiga All-Star Team 2
1-time Liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award) 1
1-time Liiga Champion 1
1-time U18 WJC All-Star Team 1
1-time U18 WJC Best Defenseman 1
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 RoKi U16 U16 I-divisioona 3 1 1 2 0 - |
2011-12 RoKi U16 U16 I-divisioona Q 8 4 5 9 4 - |
RoKi U16 U16 I-divisioona 25 4 11 15 47 - |
2012-13 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 2 2 2 4 0 - |
Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 8 2 5 7 8 - | Playoffs 9 5 9 14 10 -
Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 38 5 25 30 24 - | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 -
Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 3 0 1 1 0 -4 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 4 0
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 1 3 4 24 -8 |
2013-14 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 8 3 7 10 2 - |
Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 40 7 21 28 10 15 | Playoffs 12 1 0 1 6 0
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 15 2 9 11 12 9 |
2014-15 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 57 6 17 23 14 -3 |
Finland U18 “A” WJC-18 7 3 6 9 4 2 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 4 8 12 6 2 |
2015-16 Flint Firebirds OHL 59 12 31 43 32 -15 |
Toledo Walleye ECHL 5 1 3 4 0 -3 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 4 4 2 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 1 5 6 4 0 |
2016-17 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 34 11 20 31 14 20 | Playoffs 20 5 10 15 8 10
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 6 2 2 4 2 2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 3 4 7 10 2 |
2017-18 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 42 0 11 11 10 -1 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Toledo Walleye ECHL 10 2 4 6 2 2 |
2018-19 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 2 14 16 20 19 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1 0 0
2019-20 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 13 0 1 1 2 -5 |
Tucson Roadrunners AHL 25 0 6 6 4 0 |
2020-21 Lukko Liiga 50 9 27 36 26 25 | Playoffs 11 0 7 7 4 4
Finland (all) International 3 1 1 2 2 -2 |
2021-22 Lukko Liiga 52 17 26 43 12 19 | Playoffs 7 2 1 3 4 1
Finland (all) International 9 0 2 2 4 2 |
2022-23 SCL Tigers NL - - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15 Finland U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 4 1 3 4 2 -1 |
2020-21 Finland EHT 6 3 1 4 4 -2 |
2021-22 Lukko Champions HL 8 4 3 7 2 3 |
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 2 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
International
2022-05-07T12:00:00+0200 Finland (all) vs Czechia (all)
Liiga
2022-04-03T17:00:00+0300 Lukko @ Tappara
2022-04-02T17:00:00+0300 Lukko vs Tappara
2022-03-31T18:30:00+0300 Lukko @ Tappara
2022-03-29T18:30:00+0300 Lukko vs Tappara
2022-03-28T18:30:00+0300 Lukko @ Tappara
2022-03-25T17:30:00+0100 Lukko @ HPK
2022-03-24T17:30:00+0100 Lukko vs HPK
2022-03-22T17:30:00+0100 Lukko @ Jukurit
2022-03-21T17:30:00+0100 Lukko @ HIFK
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 150 2 32 34 0.23 36 13 | 2 2 1 0 1 0.50 0 0
Champions HL 1 8 4 3 7 0.88 2 3 | 0
ECHL 2 15 3 7 10 0.67 2 -1 | 0
EHT 2 9 3 2 5 0.56 6 -1 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 4 1 3 4 1.00 2 -1 | 0
International 2 12 1 3 4 0.33 6 0 | 0
International-Jr 5 64 11 29 40 0.63 56 5 | 0
Liiga 2 102 26 53 79 0.77 38 44 | 2 18 2 8 10 0.56 8 5
NL 1 - - - - - - - | 0
OHL 2 93 23 51 74 0.80 46 5 | 1 20 5 10 15 0.75 8 10
U16 I-divisioona 2 28 5 12 17 0.61 47 - | 0
U16 I-divisioona Q 1 8 4 5 9 1.13 4 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 8 2 5 7 0.88 8 - | 1 9 5 9 14 1.56 10 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 2 2 2 4 2.00 0 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 46 8 32 40 0.87 26 - | 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 43 7 22 29 0.67 10 11 | 2 14 1 0 1 0.07 10 0
USHL 1 57 6 17 23 0.40 14 -3 | 0
WJC-18 1 7 3 6 9 1.29 4 2 | 0
WJC-20 2 13 2 6 8 0.62 4 2 | 0
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Agility
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Teamwork
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/17/2022
02/17/2022 Confirmed Lukko SCL Tigers
05/15/2020
05/15/2020 Confirmed Tucson Roadrunners Lukko
11/30/2019
11/30/2019 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Arizona Coyotes
06/24/2016
06/24/2016 Confirmed Flint Firebirds Mississauga Steelheads
08/12/2015
08/12/2015 Confirmed Green Bay Gamblers Flint Firebirds
07/04/2015
07/04/2015 Confirmed Green Bay Gamblers Detroit Red Wings
07/21/2014
07/21/2014 Confirmed Kärpät Green Bay Gamblers
05/19/2014
05/19/2014 Extension Kärpät U20 Kärpät
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2015, 1 #9 overall by Flint Firebirds in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2014, 5 #207 overall by Jokerit in the KHL Draft

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

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