Urho Vaakanainen
Urho Vaakanainen
20-Year-Old DefensemanD
Boston Bruins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In addition to making a two-game cameo with the Bruins, the No. 18 overall pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft registered four goals and 14 points in 30 games for AHL Providence last season. The 20-year-old's calling cards are his smooth skating and good stick, but it remains to be seen what sort of offensive ceiling he has at the NHL level. Given the team's current blue-line depth, Vaakanainen is probably destined to see some more AHL time in 2019-20, but the young Finn has established himself as the team's top blue-line prospect and it's only a matter of time before he becomes a fixture in Boston. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in June of 2018.
Quiet in return
DBoston Bruins
April 8, 2019
Vaakanainen (upper body) failed to record a shot on net versus AHL Utica on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Vaakanainen's recovery from his upper-body issue could open the door for him to be called up during the Bruins' postseason run. In the blueliner's two NHL appearances, he registered two shots and a minus-1 rating while averaging 9:06 of ice time. If he does get promoted, the Finn likely won't crack the lineup unless there are a couple of injuries.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    0:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
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  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
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  • Average Time On Ice:
    9:06
  • Average Power Play TOI:
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  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:27
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
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2018–19
9:06
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0:27
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 18th overall pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft registered four goals and 11 points in 43 games last season while playing for SaiPa in the Finnish Liiga. The 19-year-old is a smooth skater with a good stick, but it remains to be seen what sort of offensive ceiling he has. He'll have a shot to make the big club in his first campaign in North America, but given the team's blue-line depth, Vaakanainen will probably open the 2018-19 season in the AHL.
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Sustains upper-body injury
DBoston Bruins
March 15, 2019
Vaakanainen is dealing with an upper-body injury, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.
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Scores first two AHL goals
DBoston Bruins
March 4, 2019
Vaakanainen scored twice and added an assist in AHL Providence's 5-2 win over Springfield on Sunday.
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Back with Providence
DBoston Bruins
January 9, 2019
Vaakanainen was present for AHL Providence's Wednesday practice session, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.
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Will join Finland at World Juniors
DBoston Bruins
December 21, 2018
Vaakanainen (concussion) will suit up for Finland at the 2019 World Junior Championships. Additionally, the defenseman has been removed from injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
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Returns to practice
DBoston Bruins
Concussion
December 20, 2018
Vaakanainen (concussion) participated in practice Wednesday, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
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