Roni Jauhiainen

Born: 2003-04-09

Team: JYP U18

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Right

Height / Weight: 6-0 / 172


Jauhiainen started the tournament on Team Finland’s third defensive pairing but was promoted to the second pairing for the last two games. He had some good moments offensively. Defensively, he broke up plays with a good, timely stick from time to time. Jauhiainen is mobile and gets around the ice well, but his top-end speed is an area for improvement. He was notably calm with the puck, he could carry it up the ice and he rarely made a hasty decision in possession. But certain times I would have liked to quicker decision making and more pace from him, especially when starting the attack from the defensive end. Overall, Jauhiainen had a pretty strong tournament and played particularly well in the first two games. He showed offensive potential and it will be interesting to monitor his development in the 2019-20 season.