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

Three Notes on Team Finland from the U18 World Championship

Finland has gone unbeaten at the U18 World Championship thus far after defeating the host team Slovakia, Switzerland and Latvia. Here are three notes from the tournament. 1. Joni Ikonen and Kristian Vesalainen leading the way offensively Finland's first line has been excellent thus far. Rasmus Kupari was moved to the third line after Linus Nyman joined … Continue reading Three Notes on Team Finland from the U18 World Championship