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Finland Kristian Vesalainen

#10 HIFK / Liiga - 22/23
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GAMES
GP
G
A
TP
+/-
5
0
2
2
-2
10
0
2
2
-5
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Database: 982 264 players
Last added: Maximilian Neumann
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matthias Plachta 24 11 22 33
2. Dominik Bokk 23 11 15 26
3. Marcel Noebels 23 10 15 25
4. Taylor Leier 24 11 13 24
5. Patrick Reimer 24 8 16 24
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW/RW
Age
23
Height
6'4" / 192 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
207 lbs / 94 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
22/23
Agency
Highlights
1-time J18 SM Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time Champions Hockey League Champion 1
1-time Liiga Champion 1
1-time SHL Champion 1
1-time U18 WJC All-Star Team 1
1-time U18 WJC Best Forward 1
1-time U18 WJC Most Points 1
1-time U18 WJC Most Valuable Player 1
Plays a versatile, high-tempo offensive game…battles for pucks and space…a beast along the wall and difficult to move in front of the net, Futureconsiderations.ca 2017
Kristian is a big, forward with good offensive tools including a powerful shot. His release is heavy and he can get it off fairly quickly, Hockeyprospect.com 2017
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 4 2 3 5 0 - |
HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja 5 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
2013-14 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 8 12 20 0 - |
HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja 28 18 21 39 8 - | Playoffs 3 2 2 4 2 -
HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 1 1 2 0 - |
HJK U16 U16 Mestis 1 1 0 1 0 - |
HJK U18 U18 Mestis 3 2 3 5 2 - |
2014-15 HIFK U16 U16 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 1 2 1 3 0 -
HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 18 10 5 15 29 - | Playoffs 12 5 3 8 4 -
HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 17 1 1 2 0 -3 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 3 2 5 4 - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 24 8 5 13 8 1 |
2015-16 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 1
Frölunda HC J20 J20 SuperElit 37 15 19 34 0 14 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0 1
Frölunda HC SHL 19 1 1 2 0 3 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 1
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 4 4 8 4 - |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 4 6 6 8 |
2016-17 Frölunda HC J20 J20 SuperElit 10 4 0 4 14 -7 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 0 -2
Frölunda HC SHL 26 1 5 6 2 -1 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
HPK Liiga 9 1 0 1 0 -1 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 6 7 13 8 5 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 6 7 13 10 - |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 0 -4 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 4 3 7 4 -4 |
2017-18 HPK Liiga 44 19 20 39 6 0 |
Kärpät Liiga 5 3 1 4 0 1 | Playoffs 18 4 4 8 14 -2
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 2 4 6 2 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 6 9 6 - |
2018-19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 1 1 0 0 |
Manitoba Moose AHL 22 4 9 13 10 -1 |
Jokerit KHL 31 6 11 17 0 3 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 4 0
2019-20 Manitoba Moose AHL 60 12 18 30 10 -16 |
2020-21 HPK Liiga 10 4 4 8 4 0 |
Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 0 1 1 0 0 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 0
Manitoba Moose AHL 6 1 4 5 0 -2 |
2021-22 Winnipeg Jets NHL 53 2 1 3 6 -8 |
Manitoba Moose AHL 17 3 3 6 6 -3 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
2022-23 Malmö Redhawks SHL 15 1 2 3 0 -6 |
HIFK Liiga 5 0 2 2 2 -2 |
Projected Liiga 40 0 16 16 16 -16 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15 Finland U17 EYOF 3 2 1 3 2 4 |
2015-16 Frölunda HC Champions HL 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 5 0 0 0 0 1 |
2016-17 Frölunda HC Champions HL 6 2 1 3 0 3 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-11-30T15:30:00-0100 HIFK vs Pelicans
2022-11-26T14:00:00-0100 HIFK @ Kärpät
2022-11-25T15:30:00-0100 HIFK vs Kärpät
2022-11-19T14:00:00-0100 HIFK @ KooKoo
2022-11-16T15:30:00-0100 HIFK vs Lukko
SHL
2022-11-05T14:15:00+0000 Malmö Redhawks vs Timrå IK
2022-11-03T18:00:00+0000 Malmö Redhawks vs Linköping HC
2022-10-29T15:15:00+0200 Malmö Redhawks @ Frölunda HC
2022-10-27T19:00:00+0200 Malmö Redhawks vs Färjestad BK
2022-10-25T19:00:00+0200 Malmö Redhawks @ Linköping HC
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 105 20 34 54 0.51 26 -22 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Champions HL 2 9 2 1 3 0.33 0 3 | 0
EYOF 1 3 2 1 3 1.00 2 4 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 | 0
International-Jr 3 55 21 21 42 0.76 28 -3 | 0
J18 Allsvenskan (J18 Nationell) 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 0 1
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 2 47 19 19 38 0.81 14 7 | 2 6 2 2 4 0.67 0 -1
KHL 1 31 6 11 17 0.55 0 3 | 1 6 1 0 1 0.17 4 0
Liiga 4 73 27 27 54 0.74 12 -2 | 1 18 4 4 8 0.44 14 -2
NHL 3 70 2 3 5 0.07 6 -8 | 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
SHL 3 60 3 8 11 0.18 2 -4 | 2 6 0 0 0 0.00 2 1
U16 Mestis 1 1 1 0 1 1.00 0 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja 3 33 18 21 39 1.18 8 - | 3 5 4 3 7 1.40 2 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 13 10 15 25 1.92 0 - | 0
U18 Mestis 1 3 2 3 5 1.67 2 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 27 11 6 17 0.63 29 - | 1 12 5 3 8 0.67 4 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 1 17 1 1 2 0.12 0 -3 | 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
WHC-17 2 11 7 6 13 1.18 8 - | 0
WJC-18 2 14 8 11 19 1.36 14 13 | 0
WJC-20 2 11 3 5 8 0.73 2 2 | 0
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Skill Rating

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Teamwork
16
Shooting Accuracy
15
Puckhandling
15
Strength
14
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Player Connections
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
11/09/2022
11/09/2022 Confirmed Malmö Redhawks HIFK
05/23/2022
05/23/2022 Confirmed Winnipeg Jets Malmö Redhawks
10/21/2020
10/21/2020 Loan Winnipeg Jets HPK
11/23/2018
11/23/2018 Loan Winnipeg Jets Jokerit
08/26/2018
08/26/2018 Confirmed HPK Winnipeg Jets
02/21/2018
02/21/2018 Loan HPK Kärpät
04/28/2017
04/28/2017 Confirmed Frölunda HC HPK
11/15/2016
11/15/2016 Loan Frölunda HC HPK
05/13/2016
05/13/2016 Extension Frölunda HC J20 Frölunda HC
08/27/2015
08/27/2015 Confirmed HIFK U20 Frölunda HC J20
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2016, 1 #19 overall by SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL Draft

Drafted 2016, 2 #68 overall by Flint Firebirds in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2015, 4 #54 overall by Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL Futures Draft

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #19 by ISS Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #17 by FCHockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #9 by McKeen's Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #15 by TSN/McKenzie

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #7 by NHL Central Scouting

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