Three Promising Finnish Goalies to Watch

Finland is very well-known for its goalie factory which has produced plenty of excellent netminders to the NHL level. 12 Finnish goalies have been drafted to the NHL in the 2010s and 35 goalies since the 2000 NHL Draft. But what does the future look like? Next I will take a look at two 1999 born … Continue reading Three Promising Finnish Goalies to Watch

Reviewing USHL Phase 2 Draft

This week's USHL Draft had 13 Finnish prospects taken in the Phase 2, four more than last year. Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers both selected three Finnish prospects, whereas Sioux Falls Stampede, Sioux City Musketeers and Dubuque Fighting Saints all had two Finns. In addition, Bloomington Thunder drafted 2000 born Arttu Nevasaari in the 10th round of the Phase 1 … Continue reading Reviewing USHL Phase 2 Draft

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Joona Koppanen

Joona Koppanen is an intriguing forward who was key part of Ilves in his first U20 season. He registered 9-17-26 stat line, but I came away even more impressed by his defensive game and hockey sense. Koppanen respectably won both Finnish U20 league and U18 World Championship gold medals. The 6'5 center is ranked 27th (European skaters) in NHL Central … Continue reading 2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Joona Koppanen

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Henrik Borgström

Henrik Borgström saw his draft stock rise throughout this past season in the Finnish U20 league. He's ranked 9th among European skaters in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings. Borgström has committed to play college hockey at University of Denver and had lots of interest from other colleges. Here's a closer look at Borgström's strengths, weaknesses and draft projection. Scouting … Continue reading 2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Henrik Borgström