Aleksi Heimosalmi

Born: 2003-05-08

Team: Ässät

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Right

Height / Weight: 5-10 / 146

REPORT: ÄSSÄT @ BLUES U16, MARCH 17, 2019

The right-shot defenseman made smart decisions with the puck and contributed at both ends of the ice. Heimosalmi possesses very good mobility, he skates well backwards and has a fairly quick first step. In the third period, he carried the puck from his own end and created an excellent scoring chance, however he couldn’t slide the puck past the Blues goalie. Apart from a couple of turnovers in his own end, he moved the puck very well. He got quality shots on net from the point. What I also liked about Heimosalmi’s game was his play reading without the puck, especially in the defensive zone. He used a quick and active stick to apply pressure on the opponents. Moreover, he did a good job of defending in one-on-one situations.