Veeti Korkalainen

Born: 2002-04-16

Team: KooKoo

Position: Center

Shoots: Right

Height / Weight: 5-8 / 143


Korkalainen centered KooKoo’s third line, playing alongside 2001’s Mathias Hänninen and Markus Oden. The trio was good and had a decent amount of offensive zone time. Korkalainen is a fluid and agile skater with a quick first step and good lateral agility. His top-end speed was fine as well. What I liked most about the 16-year-old center was his puck management – he continuously passed the puck into good spots and made calculated decisions with the puck. His wrist shot was accurate but could use some more power. He was aware of his defensive assignments and used his stick well to be disruptive in his own end. Korkalainen was the youngest player in the game, yet he stood out because of his hockey sense and quickness.