Team: Ässät U18
Height / Weight: 5’7 / 134
REPORT: ÄSSÄT @ KARHU-KISSAT U18, OCTOBER 26, 2018
Määttä had a bit rough start but looked more comfortable as the game progressed. He looked extremely poised with the puck and made an impact offensively. He scored a great goal in the second period in which he walked towards the net from the blueline, faked a slap shot and made a precise short-side finish. He possesses very quick hands. This, along with his composure, enabled him to fool forecheckers in his own end. First pass was consistently crisp and even his longer passes were most often precise. His skating was good, agility stood out and backwards skating was strong. Ässät clearly controlled the play and had the puck possession, so he wasn’t really tested defensively. Määttä did have a quick stick and displayed good defensive awareness, though.