Notes From Pre-Season Game: Jokerit U20 – Dynamo St. Petersburg

This was the first pre-season game for Jokerit U20 and considering the fact that it was late July, the level of play was pretty good. The first period was a bit chaotic from both teams, but there was some nice intensity throughout the game. Jokerit won 3-1 with goals by defenseman Otto Tolvanen and forwards … Continue reading Notes From Pre-Season Game: Jokerit U20 – Dynamo St. Petersburg

Thoughts about Veini Vehviläinen and Markus Ruusu, two promising goalies from Jyväskylä

Many people must have been surprised when promising goaltender prospect Veini Vehviläinen went undrafted this June. On the other hand, Dallas Stars took Markus Ruusu in the sixth round, who's a less known goalie. Here I'll share my thoughts on these goalies and my assumption on why NHL teams preferred Ruusu over Vehviläinen. Veini Vehviläinen … Continue reading Thoughts about Veini Vehviläinen and Markus Ruusu, two promising goalies from Jyväskylä

Thoughts on some undrafted Finnish prospects

After seeing plenty of Finnish U18 and U16 hockey this past season, I have done a little summary on the next NHL Drafts. Many of these prospects have already been mentioned in the blog, but here I will take a closer look at their skills. At the end, I have also a few of prospects with quick descriptions. The players' … Continue reading Thoughts on some undrafted Finnish prospects