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Finland ALEKSI HEPONIEMI  Signed - click for Team Depth Chart
Last team: Kärpät - 2019

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BIRTHYEAR 1999-01-09 BIRTHPLACETampere, FIN
AGE 21 NATION Finland
POSITION C/RW SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 178 cm / 5'10" WEIGHT 67 kg / 148 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Ilves CONTRACT 21/22
NHL DRAFT 2017 round 2 #40 overall by Florida Panthers
CAP HIT $925,000
SOCIAL Aleksi Heponiemi Twitter Aleksi Heponiemi Instagram 
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time WHL Champion 1


© Photo: Bildbyrån

A highly-skilled forward who plays with a lot of speed and skill…uses his speed to jet down the wing and beat defenders along the outside, Futureconsiderations.ca 2017
He is dynamic and can create space for himself and his teammates because he makes quick decisions and has tremendous foot speed, Hockeyprospect.com 2017

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2013-14 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 6 3 470 |            
  Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 15 2 572 |            
 2014-15 Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 10 7 18252 |            
  Ilves U16 U16 SM-sarja 31 26 507616 |            
  Ilves U18 U18 SM-sarja 1 0 000 |            
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 1 230 |            
 2015-16 Ilves U18  U18 SM-sarja 39 25 406524 | Playoffs 5 2 462  
  Ilves U20 U20 SM-sarja 7 2 242 4 | Playoffs 7 1 012
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 000 |            
 2016-17 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 28 588618 15 | Playoffs 14 0 888 -7 
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 3 0 330 |            
 2017-18 Swift Current Broncos WHL 57 28 9011828 42 | Playoffs 26 5 25302
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 2 022 -3 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 142 |            
 2018-19 Kärpät Liiga 50 16 30468 18 | Playoffs 17 3 038 -1 
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 3 694 7 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 6 11176 |            
 2019-20 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 49 3 111416 -7 |            
 2020-21 MODO Hockey  HockeyAllsvenskan 7 1 3420 1 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2016-17 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 550 1 |            
 2017-18 Swift Current Broncos M-Cup 3 1 342 -2 |            
 2018-19 Kärpät Champions HL 10 2 5712 1 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 49 3 11 14 0.29 16  -7  |    
  Champions HL: 10 2 5 7 0.70 12  |    
  Hlinka Gretzky Cup: 4 0 5 5 1.25 |    
  HockeyAllsvenskan: 7 1 3 4 0.57 20  |    
  International-Jr: 32 10 17 27 0.84 |    
  Liiga: 50 16 30 46 0.92 18  | 17 3 0 3 0.18 -1 
  M-Cup: 3 1 3 4 1.33 -2  |    
  U16 SM-sarja: 46 28 55 83 1.80 18  |    
  U16 SM-sarja Q: 16 10 22 32 2.00 |    
  U18 SM-sarja: 40 25 40 65 1.63 24  | 5 2 4 6 1.20
  U20 SM-sarja: 7 2 2 4 0.57 | 7 1 0 1 0.14
  WHC-17: 5 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  WHL: 129 56 148 204 1.58 46  57  | 40 5 33 38 0.95 10  -2 
  WJC-20: 12 5 6 11 0.92 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2013-2014 U16 Huippu-Pohjola Camp Roster (Ilves)
2014-2015 U16 SM-sarja All-Star Team
  U16 SM-sarja Best Forward (Sami Kapanen Award)
  U16 SM-sarja Best Player (Teppo Numminen Award)
2015-2016 U18 SM-sarja Best Forward (Esa Peltonen Award)
  U18 SM-sarja First All-Star Team
  U20 SM-sarja Champion
2016-2017 WHL Most Assists by Rookie (58)
  WHL Most Points by Rookie (86)
  WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Trophy)
2017-2018 CHL Sportsman of the Year
  WHL (East) First All-Star Team
  WHL Champion
  WHL Most Assists (90)
  WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (Brad Hornung Trophy)
  WHL Playoffs Most Assists (25)
2018-2019 SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie (30)
  SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie (46)
  SM-liiga Player of the Month (February)
  SM-liiga Silver Medal
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- CHL Sportsman of the Year 17/18
- SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie 18/19
- SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie 18/19
- SM-liiga Player of the Month 18/19
- SM-liiga Silver Medal 18/19
- U16 Huippu-Pohjola Camp Roster 13/14
- U16 SM-sarja All-Star Team 14/15
- U16 SM-sarja Best Forward (Sami Kapanen Award) 14/15
- U16 SM-sarja Best Player (Teppo Numminen Award) 14/15
- U18 SM-sarja Best Forward (Esa Peltonen Award) 15/16
- U18 SM-sarja First All-Star Team 15/16
- U20 SM-sarja Champion 15/16
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 18/19
- WHL (East) First All-Star Team 17/18
- WHL Champion 17/18
- WHL Most Assists 17/18
- WHL Most Assists by Rookie 16/17
- WHL Most Points by Rookie 16/17
- WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (Brad Hornung Trophy) 17/18
- WHL Playoffs Most Assists 17/18
- WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Trophy) 16/17



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2020-08-09 Loan Florida Panthers MODO Hockey
2019-05-15 Confirmed Kärpät Florida Panthers Entry Level 
2018-05-28 Confirmed Swift Current Broncos Kärpät
2016-06-30 Confirmed Ilves U20 Swift Current Broncos


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2016, round 1 #10 overall by Swift Current Broncos in the CHL Import Draft
 
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #68 by ISS Hockey
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #76 by Future Considerations
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #65 by McKeen's Hockey
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #26 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #50 by TSN/McKenzie