Team: TPS U18
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 167
REPORT: KIEKKO-VANTAA @ VIIKINGIT U16, MARCH 16, 2019
Väisänen had a strong game offensively for Viikingit U16 and got on the scoresheet with two goals in a 6-3 loss. He played wing in this game but he has also often been a center over the course of the season. In his first goal, Väisänen gained a step ahead on the defender, protected the puck and finished off with a quality, precise far-side wrist shot. The second goal was a nice display of skill as well: good backhand pass reception, quick hands and another accurate wrister, this time from the slot. He showed very good vision in the offensive zone and controlled the puck well near the boards. He was strong in battles and tough to play against when playing with high intensity. Long reach was an asset on the backcheck. Given his 6’3″ frame, Väisänen’s speed and mechanics were quite good and he looks like a player who will improve in the skating department with additional strength.