Team: SaiPa U20
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 167
SCOUTING REPORT: NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Otto Hokkanen has slowly but steadily climbed up SaiPa U20 depth chart. For the last two games, he has been centering the first line, and he scored his first two goals of the season in a 7-1 win over Ilves (the other one was an empty netter). The skilled and rangy center has soft hands for giving and receiving passes. He moves up and down the ice well. He has good habits: he finds open ice without the puck and makes himself a passing option. He supports his teammates in his own end. Despite his young age, he wins a fair amount of his puck battles at the U20’s. On the downside, he has won 46% of his face-offs this season, so there is some work to be done in that aspect of the game. Hokkanen has been one of the top U17 players in the league so far this season and has undoubtedly shown the potential to play at the next level.