Team: Ilves U20
Position: Left Wing
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 161
REPORT: ILVES @ HIFK U20, NOVEMBER 16, 2018
Järventie was among the most noticeable players in the game. He opened the scoring early in the first period after getting quickly to his own rebound and scoring from a sharp angle. Järventie assisted the second Ilves goal on the power play, finding a seam and feeding the puck with a pinpoint pass into the middle of the ice. Järventie recorded six shots on goal and created good offensive opportunities for his team. An offensive-minded winger who can really skate, he carried the puck into the zone effectively on a couple of occasions. He’s got great speed and he’s a highly agile and fluid skater. He has swift hands which helped him to stickhandle in tight spaces. Vision and puck poise were notable on the power play. Wrist shot has a fairly quick release on it. The 6-1 forward has added some versatility to his game and while he could be more involved defensively, his overall game is improving. An interesting prospect who will be eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft.