2007-08: The Wild noticed the unknown Elo crashing the net while watching scouting video of Finnish goaltender Harri Sateri. Playing for Lukko Rauma in the Finnish Junior A league, Elo had 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists in 42 regular season games and two goals and an assist in two playoff games. Drafted in the fifth round by the Wild, 145th overall.
2009-10: Elo has begun this year to put up some numbers against good competition in the SM-Liiga. His seven goals and 10 points in 19 games put him in the top five for under-20s in the SM-Liiga. He turns 20 next month. At the Jr. A level this year, he had 36 points in 19 games, and with the World Junior team, three points in six games.