2017 NHL Draft Profile: Kristian Vesalainen

Player: Kristian Vesalainen Team: HPK (Liiga) Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left Height: 6’3.75” Weight: 209 lbs Pros Having seen Vesalainen's games since he played two years up with HIFK U16, his skating has definitely come a long way and can be considered a strength now. He has really good speed for a big kid and … Continue reading 2017 NHL Draft Profile: Kristian Vesalainen

2017 NHL Draft Profile: Eetu Luostarinen

Eetu Luostarinen is an underrated prospect who could hear his name called in the 2017 NHL Draft. He produced points at a good pace for KalPa U20 this past season, scoring 19 points in 23 games. At the Liiga level, he put up three goals and four assists in 32 regular season games, as well as one goal and … Continue reading 2017 NHL Draft Profile: Eetu Luostarinen

Sami Moilanen Having Strong Playoffs For Seattle

Seattle Thunderbirds are only one win away from winning the WHL Championship for the first time in the club’s 40-year history. One of the key players to the team's success in the playoffs has been Finnish rookie Sami Moilanen. The forward has put up 15 points in 19 playoff games. Last night he assisted 5-3 goal in the … Continue reading Sami Moilanen Having Strong Playoffs For Seattle

A Look at Four Prospects from NHL Central Scouting Rankings

Here is a look at four prospects from the Finnish U20 league who are listed in the latest NHL Central Scouting rankings among European skaters. Since the highest ranked player among the four is HPK U20 defenseman Otto Latvala (68th), the main idea of this article is to introduce a few less known Finnish prospects eligible for … Continue reading A Look at Four Prospects from NHL Central Scouting Rankings

Interview with 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Miro Heiskanen

Miro Heiskanen is widely considered one of the best defensemen eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft and is a player who could be selected very early in the draft. The 17-year-old defenseman from Espoo, Finland, is having a very good rookie season for HIFK in the Liiga. He has scored five goals and ten points … Continue reading Interview with 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Miro Heiskanen

Miro Heiskanen – No. 1 Finnish prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft

The first time I saw Miro Heiskanen play in juniors was in 2013-14 season when he played one year up with HIFK U16. You could see that he was very talented, albeit a bit small. But his puck handling skills, offensive instincts and smooth skating were some of the qualities that already stood out back then. … Continue reading Miro Heiskanen – No. 1 Finnish prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft

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