Team: Lukko U20
Position: Right Wing
Height / Weight: 5-10 / 157
REPORT: TAPPARA @ HPK U18, JANUARY 19, 2019
Markkula played on Tappara U18 first line alongside Jesse Seppälä and Aaro Mäkinen as the team defeated HPK 5-4. He scored the overtime winner with a nice play. He used his stick well, won a foot race to the puck, skated in alone on a breakaway and finished off with a backhander. Markkula is a good skater, he played with a lot of pace and moved well laterally. He also showed good puck skills: nifty hands and the ability to control the puck well when in motion at full speed. Markkula made smart passes with the puck, effectively using his teammates for passing options. He is not the biggest of forwards, yet he protected the puck quite well and battled hard for pucks. He was adept at taking away time and space from opponents with his stick.