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Dallas Stars Prospects: Markus Ruusu

Markus Ruusu
Position: Goaltender
Height/Weight: 6-2/172 pounds
Catches: Left
Born: August 23, 1997
Birthplace: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Acquired: Drafted in the 6th round (163rd overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft

2017-18

Playing for Ilves in Finland’s top league (Liiga).

Background

Played seven games with JYP and KooKoo in Finland’s top league in 2016-17, registering a 1.67 goals against average and .938 save percentage. Also played with JYP-Akatemia in Finland’s second league, registering a 3.43 goals against average and .887 save percentage. He had a 2.48 GAA and .920 SV% over his final ten games. Was the third goaltender for Finland at the 2017 World Junior Championship. In 2015-16, posted a 3.09 goals against average and .900 save percentage in 20 games for JYP-Akatemia.

Scouting Report

Technically sound goaltender who has a calm demeanor in net. Not a big goaltender, but very athletic and can come up with occasional highlight reel save. Good work ethic and great attitude.

Quotable

“He’s sound. Very calm in the net. He doesn’t make any major movements, but that is just because he reads the game so well and he doesn’t have to. He has a bright future.” – Rickard Oquist, Stars scout”He’s sound. Very calm in the net,” said Stars scout Rickard Oquist. “He doesn’t make any major movements, but that is just because he reads the game so well and he doesn’t have to. He has a bright future.”

Stats

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 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2012-2013 Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q3 1.67 .942|      
  Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja5 5.60 .889|      
 2013-2014 JYP U18Jr. B SM-sarja33 3.67 .897|      
  JYP U20Jr. A SM-liiga0 - -|      
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr1 3.94 .875|      
 2014-2015 JYP U18Jr. B SM-sarja34 - .920|Playoffs7 - .953
  JYP U20Jr. A SM-liiga12 2.96 .918|      
 2015-2016 JYP U18Jr. B SM-sarja- - -|Playoffs5 - .924
  JYP U20Jr. A SM-liiga18 3.99 .886|      
  JYP-AkatemiaMestis20 3.09 .900|      
  Finland U19 (all)International-Jr4 - .925|      
 2016-2017 JYPLiiga7 1.67 .938|      
  JYPChampions HL1 4.00 .905|      
  JYP-AkatemiaMestis25 3.43 .887|      
  KooKooLiiga2 0.99 .965|      
  Finland U20WJC-200 - -|      
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr4 - .878|      
 2017-2018 Ilves U20Jr. A SM-liiga2 - .924|      
  IlvesLiiga11 3.75 .851|      
  TUTO HockeyMestis2 3.00 .882|      

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