ALEKSI HEPONIEMI
North American Skater - SPRINGFIELD, AHL
Final Rank:26Midterm Rank:36
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:5' 11"Weight:154
Born:January 9, 1999Hometown:Tampere, Finland
Born in:Tampere, FIN
Drafted: 2017: FLA (2nd Round / 40th Overall) 

• Heponiemi finished second in Broncos scoring and first among WHL rookies with 28-58—86 during the 2016-17 regular season (72 GP). He was the recipient of the Jim Piggott Trophy, awarded annually to the WHL Rookie of the Year.

• In 2015-16, Heponiemi spent the majority of the season with Ilves’ under-18 team in Finland, where he was named Best Forward and to the First All-Star Team after recording 25-40—65 (39 GP) in the regular season and 2-4—6 in five postseason contests. He also recorded 2-2—4 in seven regular-season games with Ilves’ junior team and appeared in seven playoff games for the eventual league champions.

• Internationally, Heponiemi represented Finland at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (5 GP) and tallied 0-5—5 in 4 GP for Finland at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.

• Compares his style of play to Flyers forward Valtteri Filppula.

• Lists former NHL forward Pavel Datsyuk as his childhood hockey idol.


GETTING TO KNOW ALEKSI:

If I could "Carpool Karaoke" with any celebrity it would be: Ivy

TV show I recently binge-watched: Suits

The celebrity that always makes me laugh: Jim Carrey

The app I spend too much time on: Facebook

At an all-you-can-eat buffet I go straight for the: Hot Wings

Athlete I admire most: Usain Bolt

One thing people don't usually know about me: I like fishing

If I could be any superhero I would be: Batman


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STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2019-2020SPRINGFIELDAHL50112
2018-2019KARPATFINLAND501630468
2018-2019FINLAND (2019 WJC Championships)NATOUR73694
2018-2019FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Hodonin 18-19)ITLTOUR32352
2017-2018SWIFT CURRENTWHL57289011828
2017-2018FINLAND (2018 WJC Championships)NATOUR52022
2017-2018FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Lahti 2017)ITLTOUR31010
2016-2017SWIFT CURRENTWHL7228588618
2016-2017FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2016)ITLTOUR40550
2015-2016ILVES U18FINLAND-JR. U183925406524
2015-2016ILVES JR.FINLAND-JR.72242
2015-2016FIN U17 (4 Nations tournament in Sodertalje 2016)ITLTOUR33472