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Finland Antti Saarela

#25 Ilves / Liiga - 21/22
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Last added: Nate Poganski
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jesper Olofsson 27 18 19 37
2. Roman Cervenka 28 12 25 37
3. Mathias Bromé 25 11 24 35
4. Alexandre Grenier 27 11 23 34
5. Henrik Tömmernes 26 7 25 32
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C/W
Age
20
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22

Brother: Aleksi Saarela
Father: Pasi Saarela
Uncle: Ilkka Saarela

Saarela likes to play physically and doles out his fair share of nice hits, Future Considerations 2019
smart and gifted … very good offensive instincts … quality stick skills … good energy and effort … noticeable every shift … good on PP and P, ISS Hockey 2017
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 Lukko U16 “A” U16 SM-sarja Q 12 7 15 22 14 |
Lukko U16 “A” U16 SM-sarja 26 20 15 35 24 | Playoffs 6 8 2 10 2
2016-17 Lukko U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 3 1 4 0 |
Lukko U18 U18 SM-sarja 34 5 15 20 40 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 5 3 8 6 |
2017-18 Lukko U18 U18 SM-sarja 5 2 4 6 4 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 0
Lukko U20 U20 SM-liiga 25 6 9 15 6 1 |
Lukko Liiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 2 2 4 4 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 16 6 8 14 26 |
2018-19 Lukko U20 U20 SM-liiga 21 7 8 15 32 -5 |
Lukko Liiga 24 2 8 10 20 3 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -2
Finland U18 WJC-18 5 1 2 3 6 -3 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 19 5 4 9 39 |
2019-20 Ilves Liiga 40 4 8 12 12 7 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 6 -5 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 0 2 2 12 |
2020-21 Ilves Liiga 47 7 7 14 51 0 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 4 1
2021-22 Ilves Liiga 21 5 6 11 4 3 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2018-19 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 0 0 0 2 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Sat 27/11 Ilves @ KooKoo
Fri 26/11 Ilves vs TPS
Sat 20/11 Ilves vs JYP
Fri 19/11 Ilves @ Jukurit
Sat 06/11 Ilves vs Lukko
Thu 04/11 Ilves vs KooKoo
Wed 03/11 Ilves @ JYP
Sat 30/10 Ilves @ HIFK
Fri 29/10 Ilves vs Tappara
Sat 16/10 Ilves @ Ässät
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 0
International-Jr 4 60 16 17 33 0.55 83 - | 0
Liiga 5 133 18 29 47 0.35 87 13 | 2 9 0 3 3 0.33 4 -1
U16 SM-sarja 1 26 20 15 35 1.35 24 - | 1 6 8 2 10 1.67 2 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 13 10 16 26 2.00 14 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 39 7 19 26 0.67 44 - | 1 3 0 2 2 0.67 0 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 46 13 17 30 0.65 38 -4 | 0
WHC-17 1 5 2 2 4 0.80 4 - | 0
WJC-18 1 5 1 2 3 0.60 6 -3 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 6 -5 | 0
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Shooting Accuracy
15
Teamwork
14
Speed
14
Puckhandling
14

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
12/16/2020
12/16/2020 Extension Ilves Ilves
04/03/2019
04/03/2019 Confirmed Lukko Ilves
05/09/2018
05/09/2018 Extension Lukko U20 Lukko
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Date Article Website
05/21/2019 Pronman’s 2019 NHL Draft Board: Top 107 prospects TheAthletic.com
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Player Biography and Trivia

2019 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #76 by FCHockey

2019 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #100 by McKeen's Hockey

2019 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #24 by NHL Central Scouting

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