Juuso Riikola

Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Age 28 Nov 9, 1993
Joensuu FIN
Defense shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
189 lbs 86 kg
ELC Signing Age 24
Waivers Signing Age 25
UFA Year 2021
Agent Claude Lemieux

Transaction History
May 25, 2022 Juuso Riikola | Riikola agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Swedish club IK Oskarshamn on Wednesday.
Feb 2, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was demoted from the taxi squad to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.
Feb 1, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was elevated to the taxi squad Tuesday.
Jan 17, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was demoted from the active roster to AHL Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Jan 8, 2022 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was recalled to the Penguins' active roster Saturday but won't play in Dallas, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Dec 28, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was promoted to Pittsburgh's taxi squad Tuesday.
Nov 14, 2021 Assigned Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.
Nov 12, 2021 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | The Penguins recalled Riikola from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.
Nov 11, 2021 Assigned Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Per Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com, Riikola is no longer listed on Pittsburgh's active roster, indicating he's been assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Oct 23, 2021 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was recalled by the Penguins on Saturday.
Oct 8, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was placed on waivers by Pittsburgh on Friday in order to move him to the minors, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
May 9, 2021 Recalled Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was recalled from the Penguins' taxi squad Sunday.
Apr 12, 2021 Assigned Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday.
Apr 10, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | The Penguins waived Riikola on Saturday, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Mar 9, 2021 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) was activated from long-term injured reserve Tuesday.
Feb 22, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) was a full participant for Monday's practice session, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Feb 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) was on the ice for Friday's practice session sporting a non-contact sweater, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) practiced with the taxi squad Thursday.
Jan 28, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 19, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Jan 21, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (upper body) is expected to be out of the lineup long term according to coach Mike Sullivan, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Jan 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game versus the Capitals.
Jan 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Penguins | Juuso Riikola | Riikola (undisclosed) did not join the Penguins on the bench to start the third period of Tuesday's game versus the Capitals.
Nov 11, 2019 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | assigned D Simon Benoit to San Diego (AHL).
Nov 9, 2019 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Simon Benoit from San Diego (AHL).
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Juuso Riikola
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins logo 5 0 1 1 2 2 58 66.70 60.60 4.40 54.80 1.50 1.04
Juuso Riikola Stats by Elite Prospects Juuso Riikola Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 SaiPa U16 U16 I-divisioona 2 0 0 0 0
2008-2009 SaiPa U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 7 2 2 4 4
2008-2009 SaiPa U16 U16 SM-sarja 22 2 8 10 26
2009-2010 KalPa U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 8 2 4 6 6
2009-2010 KalPa U16 U16 SM-sarja 27 3 13 16 36
2010-2011 KalPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 28 3 7 10 24
2010-2011 KalPa U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 2 1 1 2 2 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 KalPa U18 U18 SM-sarja 6 0 3 3 4 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 7 0 0 0 29
2010-2011 KalPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 4 0 1 1 0
2011-2012 KalPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 37 4 9 13 65 Playoffs 8 2 1 3 0
2011-2012 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 1 4 5 4
2012-2013 KalPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 14 3 2 5 12
2012-2013 KalPa Liiga 20 0 6 6 6
2012-2013 Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 1 1 4
2012-2013 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 2 1 3 4
2013-2014 KalPa Liiga 54 1 4 5 28
2013-2014 KalPa ET 5 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 KalPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 6 0 2 2 10
2014-2015 KalPa Liiga 40 6 8 14 24 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2014-2015 KalPa Champions HL 6 2 1 3 4 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2014-2015 KalPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 2
2015-2016 KalPa Liiga 51 5 10 15 24 Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2015-2016 KalPa Champions HL 4 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 KalPa Liiga 59 6 19 25 28 Playoffs 18 1 6 7 0
2016-2017 KalPa Champions HL 8 0 2 2 6 Playoffs 18 1 6 7 0
2017-2018 KalPa Liiga 59 8 16 24 14 Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 KalPa Champions HL 6 1 1 2 6 Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Finland EHT 7 0 5 5 2
2017-2018 Finland (all) International 19 0 9 9 6
2017-2018 Finland WC 8 0 2 2 4
2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 37 2 3 5 10 561 53.85 48.65 -2.47 45.18 -3.68 0.00 0.32
2018-2019 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 5 0 2 2 0
2019-2020 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 36 1 6 7 6 437 58.30 57.20 7.50 53.50 4.60 0.14 0.69
2020-2021 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 18 50.00 45.20 -6.30 42.40 -10.60
2021-2022 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 53 1 34 35 24 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 1 1 2 58 66.70 60.60 4.40 54.80 1.50 1.04
Juuso Riikola Stats by Elite Prospects | Juuso Riikola Advanced Stats by

Contract History

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date September 5, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Claude Lemieux
Standard Contract | 2 Years $2,300,000 1.41% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $1,150,000 $1,150,000
UFA
AAV $1,150,000 $1,150,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,000,000 $1,300,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,000,000 $1,300,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000 $1,300,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date May 30, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Claude Lemieux
Standard Contract | 1 Years $850,000 1.04% of cap space
2019-2020
Cap Hit $850,000
RFA
AAV $850,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $850,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $850,000
Minors Salary $850,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date May 18, 2018
Agent Claude Lemieux
Entry Level Contract | 1 Years $925,000 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,775,000
Performance Bonuses $850,000
Base Salary $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500
Total Salary $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year