Samu Tuomaala

Left Wing/Right Wing
Karpat/Liiga
Height: 5’10″/ Weight: 165 lbs.
Samu Tuomaala

Size/Strength      Below Average
Skating       Excellent
Shot/Scoring      Excellent
Puckhandling      Great
Physical Play       Below Average
Offensive Play      Great
Defensive Play      Below Average
Hockey Sense        Excellent
Competitiveness   Good

Strengths

1. Tuomaala has very good speed and overall skating; he uses that skillset well, often flying through the neutral zone with the puck. 
2. Reads the game very well and more often than not chooses the right play.
3. His release is among the best in this draft class, and he can fire powerful and accurate shots that can beat goalies from distance.

Area’s for Improvement

1. Needs to be a more well rounded player on both sides of the puck, especially on the defense
2. Could become a better playmaker

Scouting Report:

After tallying 10 goals and 21 points in 22 games with the Karpat U20 team, Samu Tuomaala was promoted to play for Karpat in Liiga. Although he has yet to register a point in 4 games, he has shown flashes of his potential. Tuomaala has great speed and skill; this quickness helps make up for the 5-foot-10 frame. He has the ability to get top speed in a limited amount of time, which is a crucial element in his game. Tuomaala can take the puck in his own end and create controlled zone exits and entries. His shot is his biggest weapon; whether from a catch-and-release stance or in transition, he has a terrific shot. Tuomaala has a lethal one-timer, which gives him serious power play upside. Tuomaala is an exciting offensive winger who owns a deadly shot. His release is among the best in this draft class, and he can beat goalies just about anywhere in the offensive zone. Tuomaala has the unique ability to slow the game down when the puck is on his stick. He can weave his way in and out of traffic and create plays for his teammates out of nowhere. Samu Tuomaala has immense potential as a goal scorer at the NHL level, which is why he should be a late 1st round pick.

Skill:

An exciting offensive winger who has great speed and skill, and owns a deadly shot.

Style Comparison: Alex DeBrincat

NHL Potential: Top 6 Goal Scoring Winger

Tuomaala vs Sweden U16
Tuomaala vs Germany U16
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGPTS
2018-19Karpat U18U18 SM-sarja412456
2019-20Karpat U20Jr. A SM-liiga401523
2020-21Karpat U20U20 SM-sarja221021
Samu Tuomaala Stats-Past 3 years
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