Jukurit announced yesterday its Liiga team for the upcoming season. Ville Leskinen is an interesting acquisition from the U20 ranks. The 1995 born had a breakthrough season for Jokerit U20, scoring 30 goals and 33 assists. He led the team both in power play goals (8) and even-strength points (44). Leskinen also led the team in goals with 18 in 2014-15. All in all Leskinen registered 48 goals and 96 points in two seasons for Jokerit U20.
Leskinen has an impressive, quick wrist shot and gets into high traffic areas. The 5’11 right wing has some nice puck skills and vision. He has also displayed solid strength along the boards. Despite the fact that he doesn’t have any Liiga experience under his belt, Leskinen could grab a spot in Jukurit’s line-up next season.