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Finland Vili Saarijärvi
#18 Lukko / Liiga - 21/22
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Patrick Thoresen 24 10 29 39
2. Dan Kissel 24 13 23 36
3. Tim McGauley 24 11 23 34
4. Bobby MacIntyre 23 10 23 33
5. Daniel Leavens 24 14 16 30
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
24
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
1-time SM-liiga Champion 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 - - - - - |
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
Tue 11/05 Lukko @ TPS
Mon 10/05 Lukko @ TPS
Sat 08/05 Lukko vs TPS
Fri 07/05 Lukko vs TPS
Mon 03/05 Lukko @ Tappara
Sun 02/05 Lukko @ Tappara
Fri 30/04 Lukko vs Tappara
Thu 29/04 Lukko vs Tappara
Thu 22/04 Lukko @ Ilves
Tue 20/04 Lukko vs Ilves
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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 2 50 9 27 36 0.72 26 25 | 1 11 0 7 7 0.64 4 4
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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Puckhandling
15
Agility
15
Teamwork
14

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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
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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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