Kristian Tanus

Born: 2000-08-17

Team: LeKi, Mestis

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 5-8 / 159


Tanus had the third-most ice-time on his team (22:14) and put up three primary assists in a 6-4 win. The playmaking center set up Patrik Puistola with a beautiful pass from behind the net and Puistola made no mistake, giving LeKi a 5-2 lead in the second period. Tanus played with his head up and knew where his teammates were on the ice. He gave accurate, timely passes which arrived from tape to tape. His quick hands helped him at the face-off dot. Tanus is an agile skater with good edge work; however, I would like to see him improve his first-step quickness which would help him create more separation from defenders. While definitely more of an offensive player, he showed strong commitment to the defensive game as well. Tanus may be undersized but that hasn’t deterred him from being one of the best players in Mestis this season. He is making a strong case for a pick in this year’s NHL Draft.