Joni Jurmo

Born: 2002-04-19

Team: Jokerit U18

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 152

REPORT: HPK @ JOKERIT U18, JANUARY 23, 2019

Jurmo played on the second pairing and on the first power play unit. He scored Jokerit’s third goal which showed off his strong skating and good puck skills. He received the puck at the point and since there was no clear pressure, he decided to activate from the point. He skated wide on the HPK forward, cut to the net and finished with a backhander. Jurmo is a powerful skater with good top-end speed. He carried the puck into the zone several times with relative ease. He has good passing skills and even though he had some turnovers, I like his potential as a puck distributor. He didn’t play an overly physical game, but used his stick rather well to defend. His overall defensive play has improved since the start of the season.

REPORT: SPORT @ JOKERIT U16, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Jurmo had some ups and downs against Sport, but overall he left a very solid impression. He made several crisp and accurate passes out of the zone. He had the skating ability and straight-line speed to escape pressure with the puck. He used powerful strides to get quickly back into position when needed. However, he occasionally made iffy and questionable passes in the defensive zone. On the other hand, he also made a nice, unselfish pass to set up Jokerit’s 11-0 goal in the third period and finished the game with two primary assists. All in all, there was certainly two-way potential in Jurmo’s game.