Valtteri Koskela

Born: 2002-10-20

Team: JYP U18

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 5-10 / 148

REPORT: JYP @ K-KISSAT U18, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

Koskela played on JYP’s third pairing and also got power play time in a 4-3 loss to K-Kissat. He was active offensively and eagerly joined the attack when the opportunity arised. He showed strong straight ahead speed and decent lateral agility. He was a shooting threat from the point and unleashed several dangerous shots, displaying a particularly good wrist shot. He has swift hands and can stickhandle efficiently in tight spaces. His passing was quite precise and crisp. Koskela had the willingness to battle in his own end and played with some tenacity. He could have been more alert and aware without the puck at times, though. The late 2002 born blueliner is one to watch and has a good offensive skill set to build on.