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Finland Matias Rajaniemi

#28 Pelicans / Liiga - 22/23
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GAMES
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A
TP
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10
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+1
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Database: 939 741 players
Last added: Sven Lundqvist
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Roman Cervenka 8 4 10 14
2. Pierre-Luc Dubois 8 7 5 12
3. Denis Malgin 7 5 7 12
4. Drake Batherson 8 3 8 11
5. David Krejci 8 2 8 10
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
19
Height
6'4" / 193 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
218 lbs / 99 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
22/23
Agency
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1

One of the youngest players eligible for the 2020 draft, Rajaniemi has seen a big increase in his ice time this season and has been trusted to quarterback the top power play unit. Rajaniemi makes simple passes and can utilize a heavy shot from time to time. Rajaniemi did fine shutting down offence coming his way. He's a tough customer along the boards with his 6-foot-4 frame. -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2016-17 Pelicans U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 6 0 3 3 2 - |
Pelicans U16 U16 SM-sarja 17 1 5 6 6 - | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0 -
2017-18 Pelicans U16 U16 SM-sarja 4 0 1 1 4 - | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 6 -
Pelicans U18 U18 SM-sarja 28 1 5 6 2 - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 3 1 4 0 - |
2018-19 Pelicans U18 U18 SM-sarja 13 2 2 4 6 - | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
Pelicans U20 U20 SM-liiga 34 2 3 5 16 -5 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 2 -3
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 5 0 0 0 0 - |
2019-20 Pelicans U18 U18 SM-sarja 6 2 2 4 0 - |
Pelicans U20 U20 SM-liiga 39 2 15 17 24 7 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Pelicans Liiga 12 0 2 2 0 -4 |
Peliitat Mestis 2 0 0 0 2 1 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 1 4 5 4 - |
2020-21 Pelicans Liiga 46 3 6 9 20 0 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0 0
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 0 2 |
2021-22 Pelicans Liiga 58 1 6 7 24 4 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 0 2 2 2 0 |
2022-23 Pelicans Liiga - - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2018-19 Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 0 0 0 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-03-16T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans vs Ilves
2022-03-15T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans @ Tappara
2022-03-12T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans vs Jukurit
2022-03-11T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans @ TPS
2022-03-09T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans vs Kärpät
2022-03-06T15:00:00+0100 Pelicans vs Lukko
2022-03-04T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans vs SaiPa
2022-03-02T17:30:00+0100 Pelicans @ Lukko
2022-02-26T14:00:00+0100 Pelicans vs JYP
2022-02-23T16:30:00+0100 Pelicans @ Ässät
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
EYOF 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 | 0
International-Jr 4 33 4 7 11 0.33 6 0 | 0
Liiga 4 116 4 14 18 0.16 44 0 | 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 0
Mestis 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 1 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 21 1 6 7 0.33 10 - | 2 7 0 4 4 0.57 6 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 6 0 3 3 0.50 2 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 47 5 9 14 0.30 8 - | 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 73 4 18 22 0.30 40 2 | 2 9 0 1 1 0.11 2 -4
WJC-20 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 | 0
Skill Rating

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Strength
14
Shot Blocking
14
Speed
13
Puckhandling
13

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Elias Vilén (F) 2016-2023 7 Pelicans, Pelicans U16, Pelicans U18, Pelicans U20
Oskari Parviainen (G) 2016-2023 7 Pelicans, Pelicans U16, Pelicans U18, Pelicans U20
Topias Vilén (D) 2017-2023 6 Finland U20 (all), Pelicans, Pelicans U16, Pelicans U18, Pelicans U20, Peliitat
Leevi Tukiainen (F) 2017-2023 6 Pelicans, Pelicans U18, Pelicans U20, Peliitat

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/22/2022
04/22/2022 Extension Pelicans Pelicans
04/21/2020
04/21/2020 Extension Pelicans U20 Pelicans
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2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #163 by FCHockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #74 by NHL Central Scouting

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