Valtteri Pulli

Born: 2001-03-13

Team: TPS U20

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-3 / 183


Pulli played on the first pairing at even strength and looked solid on the penalty kill as well. The 6-3 defenseman didn’t make many eye-popping plays, however, he displayed sound decision making and strong physical tools. He moved the puck effectively and gave hard, crisp passes out of the zone. He possesses good foot speed and agility, he can stop and start quickly. He has smooth hands, enabling to occasionally carry the puck up the ice and away from pressure. He had a nice zone entry in the second period where he stopped and turned on a dime. Pulli has developed significantly over the course of the season and has shown increasing confidence with the puck in each of my four viewings.