ALANEN: A Thorough Review of Anton Lundell’s Game Reveals the 2020 NHL Draft’s Best Two-Way Centre
There’s a long list of accolades to Anton Lundell’s credit in spite of the fact that he just finished his first year of draft-eligibility.
He helped Finland take home gold at the U18 World Hockey Championships as a 16-year-old, logging six points in seven games while centring the third line and playing a defensive role. He took on an instrumental role for the Finns at the U20s just a year later, playing one spot further up the lineup as the team’s second-line centre as one of just three draft-minus-one skaters in the tournament.
That season also featured 38 games with HIFK’s Liiga squad for Lundell, in which he posted nine goals and 19 points — it’s the most a draft-minus-one player has ever accumulated in the Finnish men’s league in almost 40 years. The data that Liiga makes available to
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