Otto Leskinen

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LD OTTO LESKINEN
Birthdate: 1997-02-06
Birthplace: Pieksämäki, Finland
Shoots: Left
Height: 5′-11″
Weight: 188 lbs
Undrafted Signed as a free agent by Montreal on May 7th, 2018
Waivers Eligibility: 2022-22 or 70 NHL GP

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SEASON AAV PERFORM BONUSES SIGNING BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20 $925,000 $0 $92,500 $832,500 $925,000 $70,000
2020-21 $925,000 $0 $92,500 $832,500 $925,000 $70,000
2021-22 RFA

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Otto Leskinen’s Elite Prospects Stats Page


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Leskinen is a fluid skating offensive defenceman with a tremendous accurate release. He’s a smooth-skating defenceman who loves to jump up and join the rush. His lateral movements and pivoting are excellent as he’s able to move really well in all four directions. His wrist shot is excellent. The release looks deadly and is lightning quick. He can place the puck in great spots and will make sudden movements to change the angle. He’s also a solid playmaker who sees the ice really well especially on the man advantage. His passing skills are slick and sometimes deceptive. Defensively he keeps up with his excellent skating skills to stay with the forecheck. His physicality and lack of engagement is probably his greatest weakness.

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“Leskinen’s biggest strength is his skating, playmaking and his ability to join the offence as a defenceman…He still has to work on his upper body strength and physical game in 1-on-1 situations. That side of the game improved a lot last year as he played against opponents’ top players all the time….His play in the offensive zone was his big asset as he kept finding ways to get the puck to the net through his improved shot and hockey sense,” – Marko Tuomainen, KalPa assistant coach (HabsEyesOnThePrize)

“…he’s a very good puck-moving defenseman who loves to join the rush and participate in the cycle game in the offensive zone. He’s a smooth skater who isn’t afraid to take risks to make offensive plays. He has a very good shot and he likes to use it a lot…If everything breaks perfectly, he could be a number four defenseman. But a more likely scenario is that he becomes a bottom-pair guy.” – Jokke Nevalainen (DobberProspects)


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