The Raptors have made a huge catch by bringing Valterri Meisaari, a Finnish defender, to the Alp'Arena in time for next season. The 23-year old Finnish defender has a great physique. He is 1.92m tall and 95kg. He has a club record of 11 points, including 6 goals, and 83 penalty minutes.
The young man was trained in Karpat Oulu's minor hockey teams. He also went through the Austrian Alps HL, where he had a stellar ratio of 36 to 80. In addition, he scored 39 points in junior hockey with Red Bull Salzburg between 2018 and 2020.
Eric Blais, Rapaces coach, said that Valterri is a defensive defender with no offensive first qualities. "Valterri has a profile as a mobile, physical, and defensive defender. Since the beginning of last season, we have been closely following Valtteri’s progress and are thrilled to welcome him into the team.
One recruit was announced just days after Oleg Sosunov, a Russian Oleg Sosunov, left for Debrecen in Hungary's elite. It is still to be seen how the young Finn will adjust to the French elite championship, which he will experience for the first.