Vili Saarijarvi
23-Year-Old DefensemanD
 Free Agent  
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Vili Saarijarvi in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year contract with European team Lukko Rauma-Finland in May of 2020.
Returning to Finland
DFree Agent
May 21, 2020
Saarijarvi inked a two-year contract with Lukko (Finland) on Friday.
ANALYSIS
After toiling in the minors for the last three seasons, Saarijarvi will head back to his native Finland. Drafted by the Red Wings in the third round of the 2015 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old hasn't been able to crack an NHL roster thus far. If he puts together a strong 2020-21 campaign overseas, it's possible he'll get another look at making his NHL debut.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Saarijarvi shouldn't be defined by his small stature at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. The Finn blitzed through the OHL circuit between Flint and Mississauga from 2015-17, amassing 23 goals and 51 assists over 93 games, and only six months after Detroit drafted him (2015 third round, 73rd overall), he earned a gold medal at the U20 World Junior Championship in his home country. Last year, Saarijarvi registered 11 assists in 42 appearances with AHL Grand Rapids, but he failed to score and even played in the ECHL for 10 games. Still, Saarijarvi has a rocket for a shot and is capable of directing a power play, so he'll be worth watching if only he can separate himself from the likes of Libor Sulak and Filip Hronek -- a pair of prospects knocking on that same door for playing time in Detroit.
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Shipped to Arizona
DArizona Coyotes  Foreign
November 30, 2019
The Red Wings traded Saarijarvi to Arizona in exchange for goaltender Eric Comrie on Saturday.
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Will start new campaign in AHL
DDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
September 20, 2018
Saarijarvi will start the new season with AHL Grand Rapids, according to Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, MLive.com reports.
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Performs well in development camp
DDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
July 13, 2017
Saarijarvi and fellow defenseman Filip Hronek stood out among prospects at the Red Wings' development camp.
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Focusing on strength at development camp
DDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
July 8, 2017
Saarijarvi, who's been participating in Detroit's development camp, said he's focused on getting stronger to complement his quickness on the ice.
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Playing well following offseason wrist surgery
DDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
December 7, 2016
Saarijarvi has seven points in his first six games for OHL Mississauga since returning from offseason wrist surgery.
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