Juuso Valimaki
Juuso Valimaki
20-Year-Old DefensemanD
Calgary Flames
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 2/12/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Valimaki got his first taste of NHL action last season, notching a goal and two helpers in 24 regular-season contests before adding one assist in two playoff games. The 20-year-old may have spent even more time with the big club had he not dealt with an ankle injury which ended up costing him a significant portion of the campaign. In the minors, the Finn recorded four goals and 10 assists in 20 games, exhibiting why the Flames were willing to spend the 16th overall pick on him in 2017. Unfortunately, Valimaki suffered an ACL injury during offseason training and will miss nearly all of the 2019-20 campaign as a result. However, he's still viewed as a potential top-pairing defenseman, making him worth a stash in deeper dynasty leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flames in July of 2017.
Suffers ACL injury
DCalgary Flames
Knee
August 12, 2019
Valimaki sustained an ACL injury during offseason training that will require surgery and keep him out indefinitely.
ANALYSIS
In his rookie campaign, Valimaki saw action in 19 games last year, in which he notched one goal, two assists and 28 shots while averaging 15:29 of ice time. Heading into the 2019-20 campaign, the defenseman figured to have the inside track on a regular spot in the lineup, but will now face the prospect of missing most, if not all, of the upcoming season. Oliver Kylington and Alexander Yelesin will likely compete for the opening on the blue line during training camp, though a trade acquisition or free-agent signing could be in the club's future. While the team didn't provide a specific timeline, fantasy owners should expect a six-month absence at minimum.
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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:
    15:29
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:09
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:18
 
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2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
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0:00
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2018–19
15:29
0:09
1:18
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Takes assist in playoff debut
DCalgary Flames
April 17, 2019
Valimaki recorded an assist, two shots and three hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 4.
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Drawing into Game 4 lineup
DCalgary Flames
April 17, 2019
Valimaki will make his first postseason appearance in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Avalanche.
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Records helper in return
DCalgary Flames
April 2, 2019
Valimaki had an assist in Monday's 7-2 win over the Kings.
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Back with parent club
DCalgary Flames
April 1, 2019
Valimaki was recalled from AHL Stockton on Monday.
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Untouchable at deadline
DCalgary Flames
March 1, 2019
Valimaki appreciated general manager Brad Treliving's confidence to hold onto him at the trade deadline, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
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