Niklas Grönlund

Born: 2002-01-12

Team: Lukko

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 165

Notes from the 2017-2018 Season:

Grönlund logged solid minutes for Karhu-Kissat U18 in the 2017-18 season. More of a defensive defenseman who shows promise with his reliable and stable play. Solid in one-on-one situations, displays good gap control, gets his stick on the puck and can force opponents to the perimeter. Grönlund has good footwork and mobility; however, he could improve his top speed. Has good strength and is willing to play physically in the defensive end, pins opponents into the boards. Moves the puck with effective and simple passes, but at present doesn’t show a whole lot of flash and dash. Has some untapped offensive potential, however.