Joonas Korpisalo

by Chris Bagwell on May 1, 2015

Korpisalo

 

 

Joonas Korpisalo, G

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 168

Born: 1994-04-28

Hometown: Pori, Finland

Drafted: 2012 by Columbus, 62nd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2015 – Korpisalo played his first full season in the Finnish league, Liiga. He competed for Ilves and in 38 contests went 14-13-7 with a 2.34 GAA and .919 SV%. He also got his first glimpse of North American hockey, appearing in three games with the Falcons. Unfortunately, he failed to collect a win and finished those three games with a 3.20 GAA and .878 SV%. Korpisalo still has a contract with Ilves for the 2015-16 season, so he’ll likely return to Finland. – Chris Bagwell

 

March 2014 – Korpisalo has had quite the busy 2013-2014 season. He’s played two games in the European Trophy (ET) tournament, three games for two separate teams in the Jr. A SM-Liiga, nine games for two separate teams in the SM-Liiga and six games for two separate teams in the Mestis. He played well in the ET, averaging 1.01 GAA and .944 SV%, but the team narrowly missed the playoffs. They went 5-3. Korpisalo is currently playing for Jokerit in Liiga and has struggled. He is currently listed on injured reserve. Chris Bagwell

 

March 2013 - The Jackets hope to bring Korpisalo over to North America for 2013-14. There is no way to truly know how far off he is. - Dobber

 

June, 2012 - Joonas Korpisalo is a talented goalie from Jokerit Helsinki. He was chosen as the best goalie in the Junior A SM-liiga in 2012 when he posted the best GAA and saving percentage numbers in the league. He also broke the record of most wins by a goalie in the league. He has told Finnish media that he will move to play in the CHL in 2012/13. Korpisalo is a son of a former SM-liiga and Team Finland veteran Jari Korpisalo. Miika Arponen

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

With Oscar Dansk and Anton Forsberg ahead of him in the depth chart, Korpisalo is going to have to take his game to the next level in the coming years. He has the size and mobility to do so though.

 

 

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