Roby Järventie

Born: 2002-08-08

Team: Ilves U20

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 161


Järventie played his first game in Finland’s second-highest league today. The 2002 born winger logged 12:04 of ice-time and recorded two shot attempts. There were a few glimpses where he showed his offensive abilities, mainly in the third period when he had more puck touches. In the second period, he was headed for a breakaway but lost his stick in the process as the opposing defenseman took a slashing penalty. Järventie used long, fluid strides to generate strong straightaway speed. He kept his game quite simple most of the time, eliminating turnovers and playing a reliable game with the puck. He read the game well in his own end and anticipated plays on a couple of occasions. There is no doubt Järventie has skill and if he can continue to ramp up his intensity and work on the little things while adjusting to the league, his draft stock will improve quite a bit.


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.