Height / Weight: 6-3 / 181
Report: Canada @ Finland, World Championship, May 10, 2019
Luostarinen centered the third line in Finland’s first game of the 2019 World Championship, playing alongside Joel Kiviranta and Niko Ojamäki. The Carolina Hurricanes prospect had 13:37 of ice-time and consistently made a positive impact on the game. He made a few great moves with the puck showing quality stickhandling skills and good poise in tight spaces. In one of these plays, he was able to evade two Canadian forecheckers in his own end and move the puck on for a good zone entry. The 6’3″ forward also played a responsible game without the puck and read the game well. His skating is coming along nicely, he has added quite a bit of explosiveness and quickness this season. All in all, it was an encouraging performance from Luostarinen.
2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile (June 4, 2017): https://finnishjuniorhockey.com/2017/06/04/2017-nhl-draft-profile-eetu-luostarinen/
Photo: Jukka Rautio/Europhoto