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Samu Tuomaala

Position: left wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 2003-01-08 / Oulu
Height 177 cm
Weight 75 kg
Team: Kärpät
  • 2019-02-09 at Finland - Russia, U16 Four Nations by Lassi Alanen

    Tuomaala scored twice in Finland’s 2-4 loss against Russia at the U16 Four Nations tournament. Tuomaala was heavily relied upon to produce offense and to score goals in this tournament, and he delivered by scoring four out of six of Finland’s goals in three games.

    Tuomaala showed very good speed and overall skating, as he was often flying through the neutral zone with the puck. He was always searching for open lanes to shoot and recorded easily the most individual shot attempts from any player on the ice, even though most of his shots were blocked or deflected wide and he probably could have been passing the puck more. Tuomaala also showed very nice stickhandling skills by scoring a beautiful goal on a penalty shot.

    Tuomaala still has work to with rounding out his game and improving defensively, but his offensive abilities are undeniable.


  • 2018-12-16 at Finland - Sweden, U16 by Miika Arponen

    Tuomaala was one of the best players of Team Finland in the game versus neighbouring Sweden. He scored two goals and was also otherwise a constant threat on the ice creating chances for himself and for his linemates.

    The 15-year-old was very elusive and rarely if ever he lost a skating competition in the game. He reads the game very well and more often than not chooses the right play whether it is an individual play or a difficult cross-ice pass. His skating is clearly above-average compared to his peers, and his work ethic seems to be good as well.

     


  • 2018-12-08 at JYP - Kärpät, U18 by Lassi Alanen

    15-year-old Tuomaala scored a goal in Kärpät’s decisive 6-1 win over JYP. He has been one of the best players in the entire Finnish U18 league, having put up 16 goals and 35 points in 26 games despite being one of the youngest players. I thought that Tuomaala was the best player on the ice in this game. He was driving the play and creating offense for him and his linemates. He showcased very good speed, agility, and acceleration.

    Tuomaala has very good hands and he was especially dangerous in 1 on 1 scenarios. He was eager to shoot the puck and displayed good release and surprisingly heavy one-timer. Tuomaala also made smart passes and was decent defensively. Overall, he is clearly one of the most talented players in his age group.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Finland Selects U12WSI U127 4 26 6|        
 2015-2016 Pro Hockey Selects U13WSI U138 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 KKP U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q3 0 00 0|        
  KKP U17Jr. B2 SM-sarja2 0 00 0|        
  Finland Selects U14WSI U147 4 04 0|        
 2017-2018 Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q22 19 1433 4|        
  Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja18 13 1124 18|Playoffs4 3 03
  Kärpät U18Jr. B SM-sarja2 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Kärpät U18Jr. B SM-sarja37 24 3155 6|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr5 5 712 4|        

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