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About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen Performance Review and Grade

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The Finnish forward took great strides this season on the Hurricanes top line.

Jamie Kellner

Teuvo Teravainen: 2018-19 By The Numbers

  • Age: 24
  • NHL Seasons: 6
  • Games Played: 82
  • Scoring: 21 goals, 55 assists, 76 points
  • Ice Time: 17:55 all situations
  • 5-on-5: 55.6 CF%, 51.7% oZS, 48.3% dZS
  • Contract Status: Signed a 5-year, $27 million extension during 2018-19 season

Making The Grade

The longer you look at Teuvo Teravainen play hockey, the more you realize what a steal you’re getting for the price you’re paying. Acquired for a 2nd and a 3rd round pick, plus the cost of Bryan Bickell’s contract, Teravainen’s value to this team has continued to skyrocket and the 2018-19 season was no exception.

The Finnish forward finished with a career high in assists and points and played a full 82-game season for the second season in a row. He played alongside dynamic linemates Sebastian Aho and Nino Niederreiter that has helped form the best first line the Hurricanes have had in at least a decade.

Teravainen took strides as a reliable source of offense and seemed to be in the right place at the right time when the Hurricanes needed a goal or a great pass to set up an offensive opportunity. The Hurricanes took a low-risk gamble with the two-year bridge deal Teravainen was on for the past two seasons.

But with every great performer comes a raise. Teravainen signed a 5-year, $27 million extension during the course of the 2018-19 season. The deal may come off as one of the best “bangs for your buck.” Compare it to former Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, who signed a 8-year, $72 million deal after putting up a 40 goal, 63 point season. Teravainen eclipsed 70 points this season for the first time in his career, a feat Skinner has never been able to accomplish. When looking at Teravainen’s comparables, the Hurricanes management team should receive much credit for retaining the forward on such a team friendly deal.

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With a surging Aho as his linemate, it’s hard to predict Teravainen’s ceiling from here. However, he has the tools to consistently put together 70-point seasons and help the Hurricanes thrive as a result.

Exit Interview

Poll

How do you grade Teuvo Teravainen’s 2018-19 season?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    A - Outstanding performance
    (346 votes)
  • 20%
    B - Above average performance
    (90 votes)
  • 0%
    C - Average performance
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    D - Below average performance
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    F - Significantly below average performance
    (0 votes)
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