Karri Aho

Born: 2002-09-06

Team: Ilves

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 179

Aho has signed a two-year contract with Ilves’ Liiga team, with an option for another year. The 2002 born defenseman might be the best-kept secret amongst draft eligible Finnish prospects. Aho is a smooth-skating blueliner who is light on his skates and has good four-way mobility. He is poised and confident no matter what situation he’s in. He is a firm passer who has the puck control and vision to move the puck quickly and effectively to the forwards. He has a decent point shot and often shoots to create rebounds. He has a good stick, keeps tight gaps and is a solid defender both in the neutral zone and defensive zone. His game is trending upwards and he has upside. He managed very well during his eight game stint in Finland’s second-highest league. I would not be surprised to see him picked on the second day of the NHL Draft, possibly as high as in the middle rounds. March 24, 2020