Sebastian Aho
Sebastian Aho
22-Year-Old Left WingLW
Carolina Hurricanes
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Aho has displayed tremendous growth over his first three NHL campaigns, going from 49 points to 65 to 83. Now established as Carolina's clear-cut No. 1 center and locked into a five-year deal after the Hurricanes matched a rare offer sheet from Montreal, Aho should once again flirt with a point-per-game pace while looking to build on last year's career-best 30 goals. He can be relied upon to contribute in all three phases of the game, having scored 24 power-play points last season while also potting four short-handed goals. Aho's floor is high, and the question is just how high his ceiling will climb. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $42.27 million contract with the Hurricanes in July of 2019.
Nearing 40-goal mark
LWCarolina Hurricanes
March 24, 2020
Aho racked up 38 goals and 66 points in 68 games before the NHL suspended its season in March.
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Aho has already set a new career high in goals through the first 68 games of the campaign, and if the NHL ultimately resumes its season, he could match or even surpass the new personal best he set in points (83) a year ago if he's able to get hot down the stretch. At just 22 years old, Aho's best years are likely still ahead of him.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    19:25
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:51
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:48
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
17:55
2:41
0:02
2018–19
20:09
3:00
1:07
2019–20
19:25
2:51
1:48
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Following an impressive 49-point rookie season, Aho once again exceeded expectations in 2017-18 by leading the Hurricanes in scoring with 65 points in 78 games. He failed to register a goal in his first 15 games, but made up for that with a five-game consecutive goal streak in November. He finished just one goal shy of 30 for the season, including a career-best eight on the power play. Aho spent most of the season playing left wing on the top line alongside Teuvo Teravainen and Jordan Staal, though the Canes did experiment with him at center as they remain woefully thin down the middle. Whether the team makes this a permanent change during the upcoming season remains to be seen, but either way, you can expect more of the same offensively from Aho this season, especially if he gets a chance to play with second overall draft pick Andrei Svechnikov right away. Overall, Aho remains Carolina's best all-around player and a rising star in the NHL.
Aho landed in Raleigh last season as a highly-touted prospect who had spent the last three seasons in the Finnish Elite League and turned many heads at the World Championships in May. His previous performances on the world stage had been so impressive, many observers felt the 19-year-old would land a roster spot with the Hurricanes right out of training camp, and that’s exactly what happened. In his rookie season, Aho found himself playing on the Canes’ top line alongside Jordan Staal and fellow newcomer Teuvo Teravainen, and finished with an impressive 49 points in 82 games. This included a team-best 17 points on the power play. Looking ahead, Aho has quickly developed into one of the Canes’ top offensive threats with plenty of scoring upside. Now at just 20 years old, he will look to build on his solid rookie campaign and lead the Hurricanes back to playoff contention.
At 19 years old, Aho has already spent three seasons playing pro hockey with Karpat of the Finnish Elite League – culminating his overseas career with a point-per-game effort over 45 games last year – before signing an entry-level contract with the Hurricanes in June. GM Ron Francis was so impressed with the Finn's performance at the World Championships in May that he seemed to guarantee Aho a roster spot, saying, “I would think based on everything he’s done, he’s certainly penciled into our lineup, if not in pen.” Of course, that's not official, so Aho's situation is worth monitoring as it takes shape over the course of his first NHL training camp.
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Nabs three points on special teams
LWCarolina Hurricanes
March 10, 2020
Aho scored a pair of goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded, while adding an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Detroit. He also had three shots and two hits.
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Sets Carolina record in loss
LWCarolina Hurricanes
February 29, 2020
Aho picked up two assists in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
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Extends point streak in loss
LWCarolina Hurricanes
February 25, 2020
Aho scored his 36th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Stars.
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Riding 10-game point streak
LWCarolina Hurricanes
February 18, 2020
Aho scored a goal on five shots and had two PIM in a 4-1 win over Nashville on Tuesday.
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Three-point night against Oilers
LWCarolina Hurricanes
February 16, 2020
Aho scored two goals and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers.
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