PATRIK PUISTOLA
European Skater - TAPPARA JR., FINLAND-JR.
Final Rank:28Midterm Rank:28
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 0"Weight:175
Born:January 11, 2001
Born in:Tampere, FIN
Drafted: 2019: CAR (3rd Round / 73rd Overall) 

• Puistola split the 2018-19 season between Tappara’s junior team (11-11—22 in 25 GP), Leki of Finland’s second division (15-11—26 in 22 GP) and Tappara of the Finnish Elite League (0-1—1 in 16 GP).

• Internationally, Puistola represented Team Finland at the 2019 Under-18 World Championship where he produced at a goal-per-game clip (5-0—5 in 5 GP). He also represented his country at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (4-2—6 in 4 GP) and 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (2-4—6 in 5 GP).

• His father, Pasi Puistola, had a decorated professional career from 1997-98 to 2016-17 with stops in Finland, Sweden and Russia. He won league championships in both the Finnish Elite League (2002-03 w/ Tappara) and Swedish Hockey League (2007-08 and 2009-10 w/ HV71) and was a member of Team Finalnd’s gold medal-winning team at the 2011 World Championship.

• Models his style of play after Devils forward Taylor Hall.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019TAPPARA JR.FINLAND-JR.2511112218
2018-2019LEKIFINLAND-2221511262
2018-2019TAPPARAFINLAND160110
2018-2019FIN (2019 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR55052
2018-2019FIN (2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup)NATOUR442614
2018-2019FIN U18 (5 Nations Tournament in Kravare 2018)ITLTOUR44152
2018-2019FIN U18 (5 Nations Tournament in Sochi 2019)ITLTOUR40330
2017-2018TAPPARA JR.FINLAND-JR.5015142912
2017-2018FINLAND (2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR52460
2017-2018FIN U17 (5-nations tournament in Jarvenpaa 2018)ITLTOUR40112
2017-2018FIN U17 (5 Nations Tournament in Basel 2018)ITLTOUR41122
2016-2017TAPPARA U18FINLAND-JR. U183921153626