Height: 5' 11", Weight: 189 pounds
Born: 2.20.93 Milford, Michigan
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Still Active With The Devils
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
During his time playing at Michigan Tech, as well as the year he played in the World Juniors tournament, Pietila has, to
me, come off as a good two-way forward. Reading some of the scouting reports out there, I'm not the only one that
There's plenty of speed and physicality to his game, as well as a high hockey IQ. With that in tow, he's become an
effective penalty killer. He's also an effective counter-attacker, often generating most of his scoring chances from
turnovers he created.
On top of that, with how he fared the year the Huskies won the Great Lakes Invitational (2012), and his stat line in the
2016 Calder Cup playoffs, he's showing that he's also a big game player.
Even though during the regular season, he was having some struggles with the A-Devs (likely b/c of adjusting to the
pro game in general), he did get a callup to the big club in late March. He would get his first NHL point (an assist)
against Carolina on March 27, and his first NHL against Florida four nights later.
He should be settled in now and ready to raise his game. I just can't help but to like the guy.
|Entry Draft: 2011 Fifth Round Pick (129th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils