Paavo Kohonen

Born: 2003-01-31

Team: Tappara

Position: Goalie

Catches: Left

Height / Weight: 6-0 / 154


Kohonen made 38 saves and allowed four goals in a 5-2 loss to Jokerit U16. This was a game where Jokerit clearly controlled the play at 5 on 5, so the 2003 born goalie had to be constantly alert. Kohonen had quick hands and he directed high shots effectively out of danger. His rebound control was fairly good and he tracked the puck well through traffic, keeping his eyes on the puck. Moreover, his puck handling skills are above-average compared to his peers. He was calm and poised when handling the puck outside the crease. His ability to move the puck had stood out even in my previous viewings. In the final minute of the third period, Kohonen made a great desperation save which showed his strong work ethic, as he continued to compete despite his team being down by three goals.