Team: KalPa U20
Position: Left Wing
Height / Weight: 5-8 / 136
REPORT: TPS @ KALPA U18, NOVEMBER 29, 2020
Hynninen had a solid, if somewhat unspectacular game as KalPa U18 defeated TPS 7-5. He went to the front of the net with regularity and was rewarded with a rebound goal in the second period. Topias is a quick skater, he has great first three steps and plays the game with speed. He accelerates quickly from a standstill and his feet are moving continuously. There was no panic point when he had the puck, he was looking for his options and he did not force the game or give “hope passes”. Despite being a 2005 and on the smaller side, he wins majority of his battles against bigger and older opponents. He has a high compete level. At this point in time, Hynninen is one of the most promising players in his age group. His skating, puck skills, vision and willingness to engage in battles show a big upside for this winger.