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Finland Vili Saarijärvi
#18 Lukko / Liiga - 20/21
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Last added: Manon Lahore
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Cédric Desruisseaux 25 28 23 51
2. Thomas Casey 25 23 26 49
3. Luke Henman 22 12 20 32
4. Lukas Cormier 24 11 21 32
5. Brett Budgell 25 9 23 32
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
23
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
183 lbs / 83 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Agency
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 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 Jr. A 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 Jr. A 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 31 8 18 26 12 21 |
Finland (all) International 3 1 1 2 2 -2 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 3 4 2 -1 |
2020-21 Finland EHT 6 3 1 4 4 -2 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga 2020-2021
Tue 02/03 Lukko vs Sport
EHT 2020-2021
Sun 14/02 Finland @ Sweden
Sat 13/02 Finland vs Czech Republic
Thu 11/02 Finland @ Russia
Liiga 2020-2021
Wed 03/02 Lukko vs Ilves
Tue 02/02 Lukko @ Ilves
Sat 30/01 Lukko vs HIFK
Wed 27/01 Lukko vs JYP
Tue 26/01 Lukko @ Pelicans
Wed 20/01 Lukko @ HPK
Skill Rating

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Acceleration
16
Puckhandling
15
Agility
15
Teamwork
14

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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
ECHL 2 15 3 7 10 0.67 2 -1 | 0
EHT 1 6 3 1 4 0.67 4 -2 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 4 1 3 4 1.00 2 -1 | 0
International 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 2 -2 | 0
International-Jr 5 64 11 29 40 0.63 56 5 | 0
Liiga 1 31 8 18 26 0.84 12 21 | 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 -
Jr. A 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
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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
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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