2010-11: Selected by Minnesota in 1st round (9th overall) of the NHL Draft...2012-13: Made NHL debut.
Finnish forward is the top-rated European skater by NHL Central Scouting...Had
an impressive season for HIFK of the SM-Liiga -- the top Finnish professional
league -- in 2009-10, leading all rookie scorers with 40 points (13 goals, 27
assists) in 43 games...Won the Jarmo Wasama Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the
Year in Sm-Liiga...Added one goal and six assists for Team Finland at the 2010
World Junior Championships...Has been described as a "Saku Koivu clone" by
Goran Stubb, NHL Director of European Scouting.