Team: Jokerit U18
Position: Right Wing
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 161
REPORT: KIEKKO-VANTAA @ JOKERIT U18, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
Matikka has been one of the most improved 2003 born players that I have evaluated thus far this season. The sizeable 6’1″ winger has a very good shot selection. He was firing one-timers from his off-wing on the power play and his wrist shot and slap shot are also powerful and accurate, featuring a quick release. Matikka has added pace to his game, he does not hold on to the puck or overhandle it nearly as often as last season. He made smart, simple passes and gave up the puck at the right times. Matikka is a solid skater with decent speed and has improved his balance and added more agility. His board and corner play was strong as he utilized his frame to maintain possession and win puck battles. He made a lot of plays today and finished the game with five assists.