Jani Nyman

Born: 2004-07-30

Team: Ilves

Position: Right Wing

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 179


Nyman was one of the driving forces for Ilves U18 as they beat Jokerit 7-4. The third Ilves goal started after he stopped an opposing rush with an interception in the neutral zone. He scored a nice goal where he received the puck in the neutral zone, maneuvered around two opponents and finished off with a precise far-side wrist shot. He is a high-volume shooter, he shoots the puck hard and with good precision. The most impressive thing was his stickhandling as he had soft hands and puck touch. He generated multiple zone entries but not many zone exits which has been the case in my previous viewings. He’s a strong skater with good mobility and strong edges, and he can beat defensemen with speed or skill. Nyman’s attributes and style of play remind me of Mikko Rantanen, even though Rantanen was more physical at the same age.


Nyman had an excellent performance in a 3-1 win against HIFK U18. He was smart at both ends of the ice, involved in several good offensive opportunities and had lots of puck touches. He made a few nice passes from down low in the offensive zone. With the exception of a sloppy pass that led to a dangerous HIFK counter attack, he was able to execute an efficient passing game. He was strong in the corners and along the boards as it was tough to get the puck away from him in those areas. His stickhandling was really good and he had the ability to maneuver with the puck under pressure. He forechecked with intensity and hunted down pucks. He was alert and reliable in his own end, too. Nyman showed he can impact a game without scoring.