Eeli Tolvanen

Eeli Tolvanen

25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Seattle Kraken
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Halfway through 2022-23, it looked like Tolvanen was on track to become a first-round bust for the Predators, who placed him on waivers in December. The Kraken claimed him, and he was a fixture for the team from January onward, racking up 27 points in 48 contests. The 24-year-old played mostly on the third line alongside Yanni Gourde, a partnership that forged the Kraken's tough-to-play-against identity. Tolvanen has 20-plus-goal potential and could push for 40 points as a physical, shoot-first winger in a middle-six role. His shot is his best trait, and it could particularly pay off on the power play. With youth on his side, Tolvanen is worth a look as a late-round option in fantasy, though there is some regression risk after he shot 15.5 percent last year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.35 million contract with the Predators in August of 2021.
Returns Thursday
LWSeattle Kraken
April 18, 2024
Tolvanen (undisclosed) will draw into the lineup Thursday against Minnesota, per the media site.
ANALYSIS
Tolvanen missed Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg due to the injury. He has 16 goals and 41 points in 80 outings in 2023-24. Kailer Yamamoto is expected to be a healthy scratch versus the Wild due to Tolvanen's return.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:39
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:23
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:06
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
13:26
1:48
0:03
2022–23
12:49
2:02
0:35
2022–23
14:59
2:21
0:00
2023–24
15:39
2:23
0:06
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Might make Kraken debut Sunday
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December 31, 2022
Tolvanen might make his Kraken debut Sunday against the Islanders, according to Andy Eide of the Kraken's official site.
ANALYSIS
Tolvanen might play alongside Yanni Gourde and Oliver Bjorkstrand, based on Saturday's practice lines. Seattle claimed Tolvanen off waivers from the Predators on Dec. 12. The 23-year-old has two goals and four points in 13 games while averaging 12:49 of ice time this season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Tolvanen's 11 goals and 23 points a season ago were virtually identical numbers to what we saw from him a year prior. The problem is that two years ago he appeared in 40 games in the pandemic-shortened season, while this past year he dressed in 75 games. In other words, Tolvanen didn't play very well. He managed to chip in six power-play points and a shocking 176 hits, but the 23-year-old is a noted sniper who provides limited value -- to both the Predators and fantasy managers -- if he isn't putting the puck in the net. Tolvanen is nothing more than a late-round, bet-on-talent dart throw this fall.
The Predators displayed no real interest in using Tolvanen properly (or at all) over the past few seasons, making his 2020-21 mini breakout all the more surprising. Tolvanen finished the year with 11 goals and 11 assists in 44 games, with six of each of the markers and apples coming with the man advantage. Tolvanen's 16.9 shooting percentage is going to regress, but the young Finn has an absolute cannon and an increased role at even strength should help mitigate that number. Tolvanen is still a better keeper/dynasty pick than a redraft option, but he could easily carve out deep league value in 2021-22.
Tolvanen spent all of 2019-20 with AHL Milwaukee, racking up 21 goals and 15 helpers in 63 outings. He started 2020-21 on loan with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL, where he had 13 points in 25 contests. The first-round pick from 2017 seems pretty close to NHL readiness, but Tolvanen will need to compete with Nick Cousins and Colton Sissons for a job in the Predators' bottom six. If Tolvanen can stick at the NHL level, look for him to push for the 20-point mark, but if he's not a clear-cut option for the parent club, the Predators may opt to give him another year in the minors to develop.
Tolvanen picked up 15 goals and 35 points in 58 games in his first full AHL campaign last year. The 2017 first-round pick will likely spend another full season in the minors, though, as the Predators have a ton of depth up front heading into the 2019-20 campaign. Tolvanen could earn a call-up or two this season, but he won't be worth a draft pick outside keeper/dynasty formats this year. That said, if he lights up the AHL this campaign, he'll be a name to keep an eye on heading into 2020-21.
Tolvanen is considered one of the top prospects currently playing outside the NHL. The Predators took him in the first round of the 2017 Entry Draft (30th overall), and made headlines in March when they signed him to the same kind of fully-loaded, entry-level contract usually reserved for the likes of Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Auston Matthews. In 2017-18, the prospect had a record-setting rookie season in the KHL, scoring 19 goals and 36 points - both totals being the highest by an under-19 player in league history. So, needless to say, he's coming into the organization with considerable hype. At this point, it's safe to assume he will be an impact player in the NHL - the only question is, how soon? It's already been decided that Tolvanen will start the new season in the minors, but he might only be one injury away from the big stage. Tolvanen should fly under the radar in most deeper fantasy formats, so keep him on your draft lists and be ready to snap him up in the later rounds.
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Not playing Tuesday
LWSeattle Kraken
Undisclosed
April 16, 2024
Tolvanen (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday versus Winnipeg.
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Earns two assists in win
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April 1, 2024
Tolvanen notched two assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
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Three-point effort in win
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March 26, 2024
Tolvanen scored a goal on four shots, added two assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Ducks.
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Dishes two assists
LWSeattle Kraken
March 18, 2024
Tolvanen logged a pair of assists, two hits and four PIM in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Sabres.
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Garners assist Tuesday
LWSeattle Kraken
March 13, 2024
Tolvanen notched an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
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