LW Toni Rajala - Luleå HF, SHL (2009, 101st, EDM; UFA)

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  1. edd1e

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    How has he been playing in US? I heard he led the scoring race at some point, dont know anymore.
     
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    According to game reports and his stats, Toni had an very strong tournament there. He was the best goal scorer in the tournament with 6 goals & he was third in points (6+1) right after Andre Petersson (4+5) & Simon Fischhaber (4+4). I personally think Rajala's stats are looking extremely good for an 1991 born propect, who just played mostly with 1990 borns. Example 2 of Sweden's top forward prospects for the 2009 draft (William Wallen & Anton Lander) played also in this tounament, but they didn't do as well as Rajala. Lander 0+3 & Wallen 1+0.

    http://www.usahockey.com/ntdp/17u/main/ntdp/07_u17_4nat/
     
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    Dont forget Victor Hedman...this guy is a possible top 5 pick in the 2009 NHL draft...a later born 90 he is an amazing defenseman. Plus also Anton Myllari is a very high ranked 2009 prospect as well.

    Also man Flaake and Fischhaber are both super high touted prospects for 2008 so is Strobel on Germany as well, but Flaake and FIschhaber I am sure made scouts take notice at this tourny...they are big talks over Germany right now. I have yet to see both of them play, but I am looking forward to when I do.
     
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    Yeah, Hedman is great player. Best defenceman of 2009 draft class IMO. At 16 he's already 6'6 220.
    Rajala is a great talent also. He's having a great tournament.

    Anton Myllari is a amazing physical defenceman.

    Anton Lander and William Wallen both are plying well. Wallen was amazing in Hamar also.

    Sad that Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi isn't playing at this tournament.
     
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    Why is Pajaarvi not playing anyway? I was excited over what I'd been hearing about him.
     
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    The official Toni Rajala thread

    I have heard and read some things on this kid, I am wondering what you guys think of him and if you think he will be a star in the NHL eventually?

    I know it's hard to judge right now, but any info on this kid would be nice.

    What kind of player is he? Is he a skilled puck handler, fast skater, good shot?

    And is he supposed to come out in Tavares's draft? 2009?
     
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    Iv'e only red one thing on him, and dont know much, but it said he could be the first Finnish born superstar in a long time, yes superstar. But eh, thats just what i read, so I'm not too sure.
     
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    I read he is breaking every finnish junior league record right now, is this true?

    what are the strengths of his game?
     
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    That's going to be a good draft I think, with Tavares and some of the biggest Finnish and Swedish future hopes being eligible that year. Not sure about the Russians, because I don't remember when Kuchin and Kitsyn are eligible, but if they are that year, it's definitely supposed to be an awesome year.
     
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    I've heard comparisons to Koivu, but that could just be based on how important he might be to Finnish hockey. I've also heard that Pulkkinen (who's going to eligible in 2010, a year later than Rajala) is going to be better.
     
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    Yeah, Pulkkinen is scoring even more than Rajala was last year.
     
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    kuchin is 09 and kitsyn is 2010.
     
  13. I need a Picture of Toni Rajala

    He's a prospect from the 2009 draft

    Does anybody have a pic (Google/Yahoo/AJ/Dogpile dont work with him)

    Thanks!
    Tyler
     
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    Here ya go Tyler
     
  15. Thanks!

    But I was thinking more along the lines of him actually playing?
     
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    he looks like he is 12
     
  17. We finns are weird

    We don't start maturing until 17-20


    But I had stubble and stuff when I was 16 because of my mom's genes.

    My brother is his age and he looks 12 also.
     
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    That's from last year's Pohjola camp, he was 14.
     
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    thats pretty funny
     
  20. Yea it'll be pretty funny when Hudler and Filpulla are saving the Redwing's butt's

    anybody got a pic of Rajala playing though?
     
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    Interesting.
     
  22. I actually need to find out how to either say

    'Toni Rajala Videos' in Finnish

    Or I need to know where to find clips of him playing

    Trust me you will not regret helping me out.
     
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    Why is he standing with Corey Feldman?
     
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    He's a pretty good skater, he has a magical puck handling, and goal scoring isn't problem for him.

    I think he could be the Next One in finnish hockey, if he evolves same way as he has evolved until now.
     
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    Yeah, I think that might be right. Here's some statistics when they played in C-juniors (both of them played in one year older's leagues) :

    Games Goals Assists Points

    RAJALA Toni 13 26 20 46
    PULKKINEN Teemu 11 21 22 43
     

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