Position: Left Wing / Right Wing
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 194
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS FROM THE 2019-20 SEASON
Halme appeared in 20 KHL games for Jokerit this past season. Although he averaged only 8:22 of ice-time per game, he was able to make a positive impact in many games with his energetic play and also put up three goals and one assist. Moreover, he played 28 games with K-Vantaa in Finland’s second highest league and scored 15 points. He made strides and became a more complete player, largely thanks to improvements in his defensive reliability. As noted in the previous reports, Halme is a very strong skater. His first few strides are fast and his top-end speed is equally impressive. He has a quick, potent wrist shot. Further, he goes to the net and finishes his checks with regularity. He has a good approach. I think he will develop into a very good pro because he has made the proper adjustments when moving up to the higher levels.
REPORT: NEFTEKHIMIK @ JOKERIT (KHL PRESEASON), AUGUST 2, 2019
Halme made a solid debut with Jokerit’s KHL team in a 3-2 preseason win over Neftekhimik. He played on the first line alongside Petri Kontiola and Steve Moses and did not look out of place at all. He made a few smart passes and kept his game with the puck simple enough. His best play of the game was an excellent pass from below the goal line to Kontiola, who hit the post in the second period. Halme played quite well without the puck and was in the right position more often than not. He skates really well, possessing an explosive first step, good edge work and speed to burn. Overall, Halme left a good impression.
REPORT: JOKERIT @ KIEKKO-VANTAA U20, JANUARY 31, 2019
Halme played 17:07 and recorded a primary assist as Jokerit U20 beat Kiekko-Vantaa 5-2. The 1999 born winger is an agile skater with excellent acceleration and quickness. Skating is his biggest asset, but he also showed good puck control and quick hands, making him a smooth operator with the puck. He had five shots in the game and displayed a quick wrister but only one of the shots hit the net. He was decent defensively, would have liked to see more effort in puck pursuit. He isn’t the most intense player and could also improve his defensive game. However, Halme’s development is definitely worth monitoring, as his puck skills and skating are above average at the U20’s.
REPORT: TUTO @ KIEKKO-VANTAA (MESTIS), OCTOBER 18, 2017
Halme played slightly under nine minutes in his fifth game at the second highest level in Finland. The left wing had a few good moments offensively in the game. In the third period, he displayed quick bursts of acceleration to pull away from defender for a breakaway chance, but wasn’t able to finish from backhand. He’s a fluid skater, fairly agile and he played with urgency, both with and without the puck. He created some offense through timely passes. However, he’ll need to move the puck quicker in the defensive zone, as he made a pair of sloppy passes under pressure. His positioning, anticipation and play reading away from the puck also need some adjustments. The USHL Clark Cup champion with the Chicago Steel can certainly skate and flashed his offensive ability, however.