Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Photo: Marco Bombino

Born: 1999-03-09

Team: Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

Position: Goalie

Catches: Left

Height / Weight: 6-4 / 196

Scouting Report and Notes (May 2018)

A big, calm butterfly goalie with very fluid movements, Luukkonen possesses great potential. He moves effectively post-to-post and can hold his ground well with players crashing to the net and when surrounded by opponents. He squares himself to the puck carrier. At times, he can be vulnerable in butterfly and leave room to the top half of the net. He could work on his puck handling skills, plus his play reading requires some improvement. His rebound control is solid. The Buffalo Sabres 2017 second rounder spent most of the 2017-18 season with LeKi in Mestis, however, Luukkonen did make his Liiga debut against KooKoo on January 25. In the upcoming Liiga season, he’ll be competing for playing time with Emil Larmi and Antti Karjalainen.