Oskari Oksanen

Born: 2001-01-30

Team: TPS U18

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 5-11 / 159

REPORT: TPS @ BLUES U18, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Oksanen displayed a strong overall skill set and skating ability. He had a somewhat tough first period but improved as the game progressed. He’s an agile skater with impressive four-way mobility and good backwards skating. He can join the attack, using powerful and long strides to hit solid top speed. He had great poise and made good decisions under forecheck pressure on several occasions. He was willing to unleash shots from the point, however, many of these attempts didn’t get through on net. He had fairly good defensive awareness and threw some solid hits along the boards. Oksanen was picked in this year’s USHL Entry Draft by the Tri-City Storm. He has put up six points in four games and is a defenseman to keep an eye on as the 2019 NHL Draft approaches.