Team: Pelicans U18
Position: Left Wing
Height / Weight: 5-9 / 174 lbs
REPORT: RUSSIA @ FINLAND U17, AUGUST 10, 2019
Piikki continued his strong play on Team Finland’s fourth line in a 3-2 shootout win over Russia. Two aspects of the game that stood out about the small 5’9″ winger were his skating and work rate. He had really good speed and agility, he was quick to pucks and applied pressure on the opposing defensemen in the offensive zone, keeping them on their heels. He played with passion and energy, competed in every shift and showed some grit. He had some good puck skills and quick hands, he recorded three shots on goal and he connected with his linemates through decent passing. After being a standout for KooKoo U16 in the past two seasons, Piikki has moved on to play for Pelicans U18 in the upcoming season. His skating and ability to play a fast-paced game make him an interesting player.