Juuso Riikola
Juuso Riikola
25-Year-Old DefensemanD
Pittsburgh Penguins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Riikola is a relatively unknown commodity, considering he went undrafted and has spent the past six seasons playing in his native Finland. After putting up back-to-back 20-plus point campaigns, the Penguins opted to sign the hard-hitting blueliner to a one-year, entry-level deal this offseason. It looked like the defenseman would spend the bulk of the year in the minors, but a strong training camp has Riikola on the verge of earning a spot on the 23-man roster -- although another round of cuts remains. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Penguins in May of 2018.
Sent to bus league
DPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
March 20, 2019
The Penguins reassigned Riikola to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Riikola has been a healthy scratch for nine consecutive contests, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 25-year-old rookie will likely be tasked with taking on top-pairing minutes with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:41
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:04
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
16:41
1:01
0:04
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Scratched Tuesday
DPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
March 6, 2019
Riikola served as a healthy scratch versus Florida on Tuesday.
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Holding down lineup spot
DPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
February 13, 2019
Riikola has played in 10 straight games and appears to be the preferred sixth option on the Pens' blue line.
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Tallies second goal
DPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
January 18, 2019
Riikola scored the second goal of his NHL career with a power-play marker against the Coyotes in a 3-2 overtime victory Friday night.
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Back in lineup
DPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
December 24, 2018
Riikola has been re-inserted into the lineup for the past two games due to the injury to Jamie Oleksiak (concussion).
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Returns to lineup
DPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
November 21, 2018
Riikola slotted into the lineup for Wednesday's clash with Dallas following a four-game stint as a healthy scratch.
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