Atso Lehtinen

Born: 2001-01-02

Team: HPK U20

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 5-11 / 172

REPORT: HPK @ HIFK U20, AUGUST 16, 2018

Lehtinen’s defensive play stood out significantly, especially during the first two periods. He read the developing play well and defended really well with his stick in his own end, taking away and time space from HIFK forwards. His slot coverage was strong. The smart blueliner also made some plays with the puck. Lehtinen took his chances offensively, carrying the puck up the ice and feeding the puck to the wing for two good zone entries. He has decent puck handling skills and he played a quite simple game, not trying to do too much. Lehtinen possesses pretty good mobility; however, his first few strides could be a tad quicker and more explosive. Overall, there were many good elements in his game.