Team: Kärpät U18
Height / Weight: 5-8 / 138
REPORT: KÄRPÄT @ HIFK U18, JANUARY 6, 2019
Paaso had an impressive game as Kärpät U18 edged HIFK 9-0, making an impact at both ends of the ice. The smart puck mover is an agile skater with quick feet and pretty good top-end speed, enabling to win races for pucks. He was able to move the puck quickly – even under forecheck pressure – and he passed the puck into good spots. Defensively, he used a quick, timely stick to take away time and space from the opposing forwards. His stick positioning was excellent. Paaso was constantly alert without the puck and even though he lacked physicality, his overall defensive game was strong.