Joel Määttä

Born: 2002-07-06

Team: Jokerit U20

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 172

REPORT: JOKERIT @ HIFK U20, AUGUST 7, 2018

Määttä had a very solid game for Jokerit U20 in a 5-4 loss to HIFK. The 16-year-old center played on the fourth line and was able to more than keep up with the pace. He was on the ice late in the game when his team was down by two goals. He assisted the fourth Jokerit goal with a nifty pass to the slot from below the goal line. Määttä displayed a lot of skill and great puck control in tight spaces. He can be an offensive threat even when having limited space to make plays. His skating is impressive for a player of his age, he’s got very good mobility and good top speed, too. Showed a high compete level, battling hard along the boards and getting his stick on the puck. Määttä’s blend of skill, speed and competitiveness makes him an intriguing prospect.