EELI TOLVANEN
North American Skater - JOKERIT, RUSSIA
Final Rank:8Midterm Rank:7
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:5' 10"Weight:189
Born:April 22, 1999Hometown:Huhmari, Finland
Born in:Vihti, FIN
Drafted: 2017: NSH (1st Round / 30th Overall) 

• Tolvanen paced the League-leading Sioux City Musketeers and finished tied for eighth in the United States Hockey League with 30-24—54 in 2016-17 (52 GP).

• In the 2016-17 playoffs, Tolvanen recorded 5-5—10 (13 GP) to help the Musketeers reach the Clark Cup Final before falling to the Chicago Steel in Game 5.

• Tolvanen was named a USHL First Team All-Rookie in 2015-16 after finishing sixth among first-year players with 17-21—38 in 49 games.

• Internationally, Tolvanen represented Finland at the 2017 World Junior Championship (2-4—6 in 6 GP) and the 2016 Under-18 World Championship (7-2—9 in 7 GP), where he shared the tournament lead in goals en route to a gold medal. Tolvanen was also named to the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge All-Star Team after leading the tournament in goals and points (9-1—10 in 5 GP).

• Tolvanen has announced his commitment to Boston College for the 2017-18 season.

• Models his style of play after Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

• Lists former NHL player and Finnish hockey icon Teemu Selanne as his childhood hockey idol.


GETTING TO KNOW EELI:

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

TV show I recently binge-watched: Entourage

The celebrity that always makes me laugh: Kevin Hart

The app I spend too much time on: Snapchat

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

The coolest person I've ever met: Sami Hedberg

Athlete I admire most: Usain Bolt

One thing people don't usually know about me: I used to play soccer

If I could be any superhero I would be: Superman

I am inspired by: My Dad

I am afraid of: Snakes

I dream of: Stanley Cup


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STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019MILWAUKEEAHL2348126
2017-2018JOKERITRUSSIA4919173628
2017-2018FINLAND (2018 WJC Championships)NATOUR51564
2016-2017SIOUX CITYUSHL5230245426
2016-2017Finland (2017 WJC Championships)NATOUR62462
2015-2016SIOUX CITYUSHL4917213812
2015-2016FIN (2016 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR77290
2015-2016FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2015)ITLTOUR51120
2015-2016FIN U18 (5 Nations Tournament - Rauma 2016)ITLTOUR42350
2014-2015BLUES U18FINLAND-JR. U184139458424
2014-2015BLUES JR.FINLAND-JR.72352