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Samu
Tuomaala

Tuomaala is sharpshooter with one of the best shots in the class. He has a strong wrist shot, mixed with a quick release and excellent accuracy. He’s a quick and agile skater who generates good speed and acceleration with tight crossovers but struggles to beat defenders with speed consistently due to a lack of consistent…

Date of Birth
January 8, 2003
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'10"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Oulu, FIN  
Shoots
Right
Weight
174 lbs
Draft Result
2/46 (PHI)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 8/21 Tuomaala Samu 22071 – Finland vs. Russia WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Report
Apr 30/21 Tuomaala Samu 22025 – Finland vs. Russia WJC-18 by Joseph Aleong View Report
Jan 31/21 Tuomaala Samu 21663 – JYP U20 vs. Karpat U20 JR A SM-liiga by Josh Bell View Report
Jan 20/21 Tuomaala Samu 21593 – Karpat U20 vs. KalPa U20 JR A SM-liiga by Derek Neumeier View Report
Dec 7/20 Tuomaala Samu 21428 – Pelicans U20 vs. Karpat U20 JR A SM-liiga by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Kärpät liiga 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
July 26, 2021
Broad Strokes: Top picks from each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 21, 2021
Holmes 10 Takes: Pre-Draft Thoughts
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 11, 2021
10 risers from the 2021 Under-18s
May 6, 2021
2021 IIHF World Under-18s tournament awards
May 5, 2021
World U18s: 3 Stars of the Semifinals
May 3, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars of the Quarterfinals
April 30, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 5
April 28, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 3
April 27, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 2
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 18, 2021
Tuomaala, Lambert headline Finland’s U18 roster
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 25, 2021
Notebook: O’Brien, Rosen, Tuomaala & More
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
November 25, 2020
FCHockey’s Top-10 Preliminary Rankings – Finland
November 25, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 Finnish players to watch

Tuomaala is sharpshooter with one of the best shots in the class. He has a strong wrist shot, mixed with a quick release and excellent accuracy. He’s a quick and agile skater who generates good speed and acceleration with tight crossovers but struggles to beat defenders with speed consistently due to a lack of consistent power and extension in his strides. While this limits his impact as a puck carrier in transition, he has good vision with the puck and he is able to find open space off the rush to get into a good shooting position. He’s an advanced playmaker who sees lanes open up and can be deceptive with his intentions. He can make hard, accurate one-touch passes. He can receive and handle the puck in full flight and has the skill to undress defenders or shoot from the rush. He displays a shoot-first mentality, showing the confidence to fire from outside the dot lanes. He has a lightning-quick release and he is able to get heavy shots off without having to take time to transfer his weight. While his proclivity for shooting can make him a bit single-minded off the rush, his creativity and quick feet allow him to be deceptive in the offensive end, creating dangerous passing lanes and open pockets of ice for his linemates. He is more involved from the wing in the defensive end and transition than most of his junior peers, showing some shifts where he’s a real difference maker and putting himself into good spots for loose pucks and pass breakups. He’s not as engaged physically as he could be, particularly on the forecheck and along the boards in his own end, but Tuomaala is an opportunistic player who shows good awareness and the ability to create scoring chances by himself. There are times when if effort level is lacking, as he hangs back and waits for his teammates to do all the work for him. On occasion, he doesn’t dig in for puck battles, is slow on the backcheck, and flies his defensive zone too early. He also doesn’t move his feet enough to get open on the power play at times, which wastes his shooting skill much of the time. There are also times where his reads are off, almost like he’s not thinking hard enough about the play unfolding in front of him.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide