Team: Kärpät U18
Height / Weight: 5-8 / 143
REPORT: KÄRPÄT @ HIFK U18, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Kinnunen centered Kärpät U18 third line against HIFK, playing alongside 2003 born Otto Mykrä and 2004 born Lauri Raiman. The smallish center was the driving force of the line. Kinnunen is a proficient playmaker with magnificent puck skills, he can handle the puck in a phone booth and maintain possession when having limited time and space. He was tough to contain along the boards and made shifty moves under pressure to evade checks and create room for himself. He made a clever wraparound attempt after one of his zone entries. He doesn’t have blazing speed but he showcased some nice agility and good edge control in tight spaces. Kinnunen was committed to the defensive game, he skated back to his own end quickly and didn’t quit on plays.