The Finnish U16 national team, consisting of 44 players born in 2002, played a three-game series against Germany in Vierumäki this past weekend. For the first two games, the players were split into two teams, and the coaching staff chose 22 players for the final game. The first game - which Finland won 8-7 - … Continue reading Finland U16 Played Three Games Against Germany
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who was alreary ranked first in April's Prospect Guide, remains my number one ranked prospect for the 2018 NHL Draft. The 6'2 forward has had a solid start to the Liiga season, averaging 15 minutes of ice-time per game. A lack of strength on the puck and being too fancy offensively at times have been some … Continue reading October Rankings and Notes on the 2018 NHL Draft
JYP forward Jerry Turkulainen is making a strong case to be selected in the 2018 NHL Draft.
The New York Islanders' prospect will look to take an even bigger role in the Liiga this season.
The U16 Finland Lions Summer Cup took place in Helsinki during August 4-6. The teams that participated were HIFK Red, HIFK White, Blues, Blues Akatemia, KJT-Haukat and SHD Midwest from North America. In the final game, Blues defeated HIFK White 4-2, getting two goals from forward Lari Posti and a very strong performance from goalie … Continue reading U16 Finland Lions Summer Cup Recap
The Finnish team for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup was announced earlier today. The roster consists of two goalies, eight defensemen and 12 forwards, with 14 prospects being eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft and eight for the 2019 draft. Three prospects are eligible to play also in next year's tournament - forward Kaapo … Continue reading Previewing 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
About two weeks ago I released my Top 15 list of Finnish prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. Next I will introduce all these players with quick profiles. The players are still in alphabetical order, but as I mentioned in the first article, the list will be updated throughout the next season. Also, the ranking will … Continue reading 2018 NHL Draft – Top 15 Player Profiles
By my unofficial count, 53 Finnish prospects have attended NHL development camps this summer. There will be three more players next week when the Chicago Blackhawks' camp begins on Monday. Defensemen Henri Jokiharju (2017, 1st round), Roope Laavainen (2017, 4th round) and Joni Tuulola (2015, 6th round) are listed on the roster. In this article … Continue reading NHL Development Camp Information
The Dallas Stars signed Roope Hintz to a three-year entry-level contract in May. The 20-year-old forward capped off his second Liiga season with HIFK strong, registering 14 points (3-11-14) to lead the league in scoring in the postseason. He scored 30 points in the regular season and tallied 19 goals to finish among Top 10 … Continue reading Prospect Watch: Roope Hintz Heading off to North America
Here is a preliminary list of Finnish players eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. The list consists of 15 prospects: two goalies, five defensemen and eight forwards. The list will be updated multiple times during the upcoming season. At this point in time, the players are listed in alphabetical order and the list only includes players … Continue reading 2018 NHL Draft Preliminary List