Miro Aaltonen

by Brian Harling on January 7, 2018

Miro Aaltonen, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 172

Born: 1993-06-07

Hometown:  Joensuu, Finland

Drafted: 20163 by Anaheim Ducks, 177th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 10, 2018, Aaltonen is a steady top line player with the Marlies this season. He got a solid chance earlier this year in preseason games with the Leafs and came close to cracking the leafs lineup. Aaltonen is a solid defensive player but has limited offensive ability. In 34 games with the Marlies this year he has six goals and 13 assists. He is making progress this year with the Marlies and will have to fight it out with Fredrick Gauthier to replace Dominic Moore next year with the Leafs as their 4th line center. Brian Harling
 

May 2017 – The organization is taking another shot at filling gaps, this time with a higher skilled, shooting Fin that can play the middle or left side. He has parts of his game that needs rounding and will need to add muscle to survive in North America but s currently slated to put up a fight for an NHL opportunity right away. He is a creative player who opens up space for teammates, but is polarizing in the way that he is also a shoot first player. He plays a possession game at higher speed which will mesh well with potential teammates and will be relied upon as more of a one-dimensional player. He will likely start on the wing and is more than likely to get his feet wet in AHL and get acclimated before an NHL job opens, but with a strong camp and he could bump a fringe player out with his upside. He would be a higher risk player from a fantasy stand point, a semi ‘boom or bust’ player, so draft according to your tolerance. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

Has offensive skills and has shown an ability to produce at a solid rate in the second best league in the world. Likely to top out as a middle liner who sees second unit powerplay time.

 

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