Position: Left Wing
Height / Weight: 5-8 / 132
Veikka Halonen was one of the players who stood out from KalPa U18 in the 2017-18 season. The small 5-8 tall winger scored 20 goals in 30 games. He’s a fluid skater with quick acceleration bursts and good stance. He’s quite elusive. Offensively, he is very gifted. He controls the puck well in tight spaces and has an accurate, quick slap shot that features good wind up. He’s poised and patient with the puck, and can hold onto it before making the next move. At times, he could make quicker decisions with the puck, plus he’s not the strongest player along the boards and in one-on-one battles. However, Halonen is the type of player who has the potential to develop into a very solid pro with time. In his U16 season with KalPa, he formed a great, lethal duo with 2019 draft eligible Leevi Aaltonen.