Jonne Tammela

Hometown:

Ylivieska Finland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1997-08-05

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (118th overall), 2015

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Jonne Tammela skated for the lower division U16 club YJK/JHT in his hometown of Ylivieska  in northwest Finland. A team captain, he scored 49 goals with 49 assists and 48 penalty minutes in 30 regular season games and had 15 goals with 12 assists in 11 playoff games.

2012-13: Tammela moved to the top division in Finnish hockey, skating for the JyP Jyvaskyla U20, U18 and U16 squads as a 15-year-old. In 13 games, including three playoff games, with the JyP U20 squad he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -2 with 18 penalty minutes. Tammela scored 12 goals with 10 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 21 games for the JyP U18 team. He played for the Finland U16 team in international play, scoring 4 goals with 6 assists and finishing -3 with 14 penalty minutes in 11 games.

2013-14: Tammela went from JyP to KalPa Kuopio, playing 24 games for the KalPa U20 team and skating for the club’s U18 team in the playoffs. He scored 5 goals with 11 assists and was -9 with 12 penalty minutes with the KalPa U20 team. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists in three regular season games for Kuopio in U18 play and scored 6 goals with 4 assists in eight playoff games. Tammela played for the Finland U17 team, scoring 5 goals with 6 assists and finishing +5 with 4 penalty minutes in 14 games.

2014-15: Tammela split the season between the KalPa Kuopio men’s team and its U20 squad and played for the Finland U18 team in the 2014 Ivan Hlinka and 2015 World Junior Championship tournaments. He scored 4 goals and was +3 with 6 penalty minutes, averaging 11 minutes of ice time, in 32 regular season Liiga games. KalPa finished sixth; falling to Lukko Rauma in a quarterfinal series. Tammela was -1 with no points and 4 penalty minutes, averaging 11 minutes of ice time, in four playoff games. He scored 11 goals with 16 assists and was +3 with 26 penalty minutes in 26 games for the KalPa junior team. In four games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament he was +3 with 1 goal and 4 penalty minutes. Tammela scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in seven games at the WJC. Finland reached the gold medal game, falling 2-1 to the USA. Tammela was ranked 32nd amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round (118th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Tammela is a skilled winger with adequate size who competes night in and night out. He’s strong on his skates given his 5’11, 185lb frame and has good vision and puck skills to compliment his offensive game, though his ceiling there is limited. He’s also a fast skater with the ability to stop and start on a dime; like most young players, however, he could spend time working on his play in the defensive zone.

Future

Tammela was selected in the CHL Import Draft by the Peterborough Petes, which is where Lightning prospect Dominik Masin plays. He is, however, still under contract with KalPa of Liiga and appears to be playing at least one more season in his native Finland. Of course, that doesn’t rule out a possible stint with the Petes, but it may be a one-and-done campaign for the 2016-17 season.

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