Niki Korpialho

Born: 2002-02-15

Team: TPS U18

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 154

REPORT: TPS @ K-Vantaa U16, OCTOBER 6, 2017

Korpialho had a 5-point performance as TPS U16 edged K-Vantaa 13-4. The 6-1 left wing is a powerful and coordinated skater. He is mobile with good footwork and agility. He’s got the speed to pull away from opponents – had a breakaway opportunity in the early stages of the game. In addition, he assisted Topias Kaski’s first goal of the game with a crisp, heads up pass in the transition play. Korpialho scored a beautiful goal in the third period, picking up a long pass on the right wing and shooting in stride to beat the goalie top shelf. He has good awareness in the offensive zone, knowing where his teammates are to feed them the puck, and executed plays rather well in this game. Could be a strong power forward at the next level.