Joel Kiviranta

Born: 1996-03-23

Team: Sport 

Position: Left Wing / Right Wing

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 5-10 / 176

Season Notes: 2018-2019

Kiviranta scored 16 goals and 31 points for Sport which missed the Liiga playoffs by only two points … 14 of the goals came at even strength … had some minor injuries that limited his season to 48 games, yet he was one of the top players on the team … had a strong World Championship tournament on the fourth line, winning gold and chipping in offensively with three points … a highly energetic, versatile winger that competes hard and can cause havoc for the opposing defense on the forecheck … not the biggest of players in stature but can initiate contact and likes to throw his weight around from time to time … quick and shifty with good acceleration from a standstill … very good top-end speed …. decision making and defensive reliability have continued to get better … has a good, improving shot and some puck skills to create chances in the offensive zone.

Cover Photo: Harri Bragge/All Over Press