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Aleksi Saarela

POS.C
Height5-11
Weight198
ShootsLeft
#28
Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO % SH SH %
2019-20 Regular Season 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0.0

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Biography

2018-19: Notched career-highs in goals (30), assists (24), points (54) and plus/minus (+18) in 69 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL)...Led the club in goals and placed second in points through the regular season...Followed with 15 points (7g, 8a) in 17-game playoff run to help Charlotte win Calder Cup Championship... Made his NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals on April 20. Acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks in a four-player trade on June 24.

Career Notes:

2017-18: Competed in 69 contests with the Checkers...Ranked third on Charlotte with 25 goals...Totaled 43 points (25g, 18a. 2016-17: Spent majority of season on loan to Lukko of Finnish Liiga and scored 15 goals and 13 assists in 49 games…Finished season with a nine-game stint with the Checkers, scoring six goals and four assists…Named AHL Player of the Week on 4/3/17 after tallying six points (4g, 2a) in four games. 2015-16: Suited up 51 times for Ässät in the Finnish Liiga, contributing 20 goals and 13 assists for 33 points…Helped Finland capture a gold medal at the 2017 U20 World Junior Championships and scored a total of five goals and seven assists in 15 games of international play. 2014-15: Tallied six goals and six assists in 51 games as a member of Ässät during his first full season in the Liiga…Won gold medal at the U18 World Junior Championships after producing three goals and five assists in seven games…Drafted in the third round (89th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers.

Personal

Born: 1/7/97
Age: 22
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Draft: 2015 NYR, 3rd rd, 4th pk (89th overall)

Career Stats

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Lukko U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q1 1 01 0|        
  Lukko U16Jr. C SM-sarja1 1 12 0|        
 2011-2012 Lukko U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q8 11 1728 4|        
  Lukko U16Jr. C SM-sarja28 33 3972 26|Playoffs9 14 1529
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr3 1 12 2|        
 2012-2013 Lukko U18Jr. B SM-sarja16 17 1936 14|        
  Lukko U20Jr. A SM-liiga22 8 1018 6|Playoffs10 2 68
  LukkoLiiga3 1 12 0|        
  Finland U17WHC-175 2 24 2|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr4 1 12 2|        
 2013-2014 Lukko U20Jr. A SM-liiga17 6 1622 8|        
  LukkoLiiga12 0 22 2|        
  Finland U18WJC-182 1 01 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr2 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 ÄssätLiiga51 6 612 18|Playoffs2 0 00
  Finland U18WJC-187 3 58 6|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr8 3 69 6|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr7 0 00 2|        
 2015-2016 Ässät U20Jr. A SM-liiga2 0 22 0|Playoffs3 1 23
  ÄssätLiiga51 20 1333 14|        
  Finland U20WJC-207 4 37 4|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr15 5 712 2|        
  Finland EHT2 0 00 0|        
  Finland (all)International5 1 12 0|        
 2016-2017 LukkoLiiga49 15 1328 10|        
  LukkoChampions HL1 1 01 0|        
  Charlotte CheckersAHL9 6 410 2|Playoffs5 0 00
 2017-2018 Charlotte CheckersAHL69 25 1843 8|Playoffs8 2 13
 2018-2019 Carolina HurricanesNHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Charlotte CheckersAHL69 30 2454 12|Playoffs17 7 815
 2019-2020 Rockford IceHogsAHL2 0 00 0|        

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