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Aku Räty

Position: right wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 2001-07-05 / Oulu
Height 183 cm
Weight 77 kg
Team: Kärpät

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Drafted by Arizona Coyotes in 2019 #151


  • 2019-07-27 at USA White - Finland, World Junior Summer Showcase 2019 by Lassi Alanen

    Räty recorded a primary assist in Finland’s 2-3 win over USA White in the opening game of the World Junior Summer Showcase 2019. He was playing on the third line together with Sampo Ranta and Antti Saarela and got a few occasional shifts on the penalty kill.

    Being the second-youngest player on the team, Räty was quite effective in his first big game with the U20 national team. He was effective in transitions, often making smart plays in creating exits. Räty’s most impressive quality is his brain. For example, in the second period, he made a subtle passing play along the boards which ended up resulting in Finland’s second goal.

    Räty skates very well and is able to generate speed quickly, which makes him dangerous on the forecheck. He defends relatively well and I would have like to see him more on the penalty kill in the future. Räty hasn’t displayed dynamic skill which might limit him as a prospect, but I do think he could become a decent third-line winger in the NHL eventually.


  • 2019-04-04 at Kärpät - Blues, U20 by Asko Huuki

    Räty’s team won a gold medal after winning Blues 6-3. Räty had impressive playoffs recording nine points in 11 games. During this game, he got a secondary assist on power play and since he also played in penalty kill, he got over 18 minutes of ice time.

    Räty wasn’t the flashiest player in this game either, but he is the kind of player who you can rely on in every situation. He is a tireless worker with good feet, he has really good work ethic and he is doing pretty good job at the own end considering his age. On top of that, he shows some offensive qualities. He doesn’t give the craftiest passes or doesn’t do the most impressive dekes, but he has ability to play simple yet effective passing play and he can carry the puck when necessary.

    Räty has a hard shot, but he was able to use it only once. For the most part, he went in front of the net and tried to score from rebounds or tried to steer the shots. Räty has a good vision and thanks for his good read of play, he did pretty well in those situations despite not being the biggest player on ice.

    I don’t think Räty will become constant scoring threat in the pro game, but his qualities should allow him going pretty far and he should become very good two-way winger if he continues to develop.


  • 2019-01-13 at Tappara - Kärpät, A-SM by Jokke Nevalainen

    Räty played a total of 17:20 even though he was officially on the third line. He had a decent game but wasn’t as noticeable as he’s capable of being. He had an assist to an empty net goal late in the game but that was the only point he got even though his team won the game 6-2.

    Räty also played in front of the net on Kärpät’s top power play unit which is a bit of a shame because he’s unable to use his good shot from there. He also played some shifts on the penalty kill.

    Räty made mostly good, simple decisions in this game. He didn’t do anything flashy that would have caught anyone’s attention but also didn’t do anything noticeably bad. He also showed good forechecking effort and ability.


  • 2018-11-03 at Kärpät - TPS, U20 by Asko Huuki

    Räty had a very good game against TPS and he made his ninth goal of the season in power play. He also hit the post with a quick wrist shot and he gave a primary assist for the second goal of Kärpät. The forward was a constant threat creating a lot of scoring chances for himself as well as to his team mates. His vision was great, he moved the puck quickly and his passes were tape to tape. His stickhandling looked above average for this level of play and he protected the puck well with using his body and skill.

    Räty is a fluid skater with quick acceleration and he changes directions quickly. He utilizes his speed well in forecheck and backcheck being one of the most efficient players in checking game from his team. He is a tireless worker with a good work ethic.

    The forward has a lot of interesting qualities and I was very impressed by his effort. He should become a very good player when he gets some more experience and muscle.


  • 2018-09-15 at JYP - Kärpät, U20 by Lassi Alanen

    Räty had a very good game, even though he did not get any points. He was playing as a right winger in Kärpät’s third line and was positioned in front of the net on the power play. Räty is a good skater with a fluid stride and pretty fast acceleration. His standout trait seems to be his hockey IQ. Räty was constantly making good decisions with the puck and created a couple of good chances for himself and his linemates. He also made some nifty moves with the puck.

    Räty played a solid two-way game and was very active on the backcheck, stealing the puck couple of times. Overall I came away from the game very impressed with his skill set and I thought that he was one of his team’s better forwards.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Kiekko-Laser U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q2 3 03 2|        
  Kiekko-Laser U16Jr. C SM-sarja4 2 24 0|        
  Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja6 1 45 2|        
 2016-2017 Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q21 20 2343 6|        
  Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja16 11 2132 10|Playoffs5 3 69
  Kärpät U18Jr. B SM-sarja2 0 00 0|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 2 46 0|        
 2017-2018 Kärpät U18Jr. B SM-sarja46 18 3654 20|Playoffs5 3 25
  Finland U17WHC-175 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr16 2 13 4|        
 2018-2019 Kärpät U20Jr. A SM-liiga52 19 2645 28|Playoffs11 3 69
  Finland U18WJC-185 2 02 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr23 8 311 2|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 2 13 0|        
 2019-2020 Kärpät U20Jr. A SM-liiga- - -- -|        
  KärpätLiiga- - -- -|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        

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