|San Jose Sharks|
|Written by Jason Banks|
January 2013 – Sateri is a flashy and aerobatic Finnish prospect who plays the standard butterfly style game. Through his junior career he was one of Finland’s top products representing them in five consecutive years on the international stage. Sateri is San Jose’s highest ceiling goalie prospect in a deep system but is serving an apprenticeship to veteran Alex Stalock in Worcester of the AHL. He is showing much growth as he is gaining experience and is displaying better movement in the crease in North America. One ‘X-factor’ that is starting to show up is his strength in shoot outs, currently he has lost three of five he has participated in but he has only allowed 5 goals in 23 attempts for a 78.2 percentage which is very strong. Sateri is currently amongst the hottest goaltenders in the AHL at the moment, going 6-2 with a 2.20 goals against average and .934 save percentage in his last 8 appearances. In deep leagues he is worth snagging (after well-known top prospects are gone) and storing with an NHL arrival likely within the next couple of years. Otherwise he should be monitored in his development closely as he is off many people’s radar and may be considered a ‘diamond in the rough’.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
Has yet to play more than 58 games in an entire season so workhorse capability is questionable, but has a positive upside on his talents.
Footage: Various highlights of some of his work in the NHL, AHL and Finnish Elite League. You will notice he naturally moves very similar to several NHLer’s from Finland. (Kipper, Lehtonen, Niemi, Nurminen, Nittymaki and Toskala)
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 19:34|