Scouting Report: 99 D Henri Jokiharju

  The Portland Winterhawks signed 1999 born Finnish prospect Henri Jokiharju for the upcoming WHL season. The 5'10 defenseman had nine goals and 20 assists for Tappara U20 this past season. He also represented Finland at the U18 World Championship tournament in April, registering three assists while winning gold. Here is my scouting report based on the past two seasons he … Continue reading Scouting Report: 99 D Henri Jokiharju

2016 NHL Draft: Islanders pick Otto Koivula

The New York Islanders sent a 2017 fourth round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for the 120th overall pick. With that pick, they took Finnish left wing Otto Koivula from Ilves U20. I had predicted Koivula to be drafted in the fourth or fifth round in my draft preview. Pros: I think this is a really smart pick by the Islanders. … Continue reading 2016 NHL Draft: Islanders pick Otto Koivula