LA Kings Draft: Aatu Räty 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

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Scouting Report

"February 2021 – Räty was left of the Finnish World Junior roster and as Michael Jordan would say, he took that personally. His play in the Liiga since January has been much stronger and more resemblant of the player that we all thought he was coming into the year. He may not be in contention for number one but should he keep up this improved play, he should be able to stay in the conversation in the top-ten. There is still a solid two-way center with a wicked wrister that can be had by whoever drafts Räty. It’s going to be interesting to see how the up-and-down Finn finishes the year. Dobber Prospects/Ferrari November 2020 – It has been something of an auspicious start to the Finnish forward’s draft-eligible campaign. Expected to take a leap forward against Liiga competition, Räty has struggled to maintain his spot in the Kärpät lineup. The result has been a demotion to the U20 circuit where he’s looked more like his old self, producing seven points in eight contests. Räty remains an explosive, two-way centre in a class void of elite forward talent. Don’t let the slow start fool you, he is a projectable player with a high upside. Dobber Prospects/Robinson"


  • 19-20: 2G, 19A, 28 PIM, +16 in 30 games for Kärpät U20 (SM-Liiga)
  • 19-20: 2G, 2A, 2 PIM, 0 +/- in 12 games for Kärpät (Liiga)
  • 19-20: 2G, 2A, 2 PIM, 0 +/- in 3 games for Finland U18 (Hlinka)
  • 20-21: 3G, 3A, 18 PIM, 0 +/- in 35 games for Kärpät (Liiga)