Viljami Marjala

Born: 2003-01-29

Team: Québec Remparts (QMJHL)

Position: Left Wing / Center

Shoots: Left

Height / Weight: 6-0 / 178

REPORT: QUÉBEC @ SHAWINIGAN, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

Marjala made his QMJHL debut as the Québec Remparts beat Shawinigan Cataractes 4-2. The Kärpät juniors product was very impressive in this game, playing alongside Theo Rochette and Pierrick Dubé on the second line. Marjala valued possession and showed a lot of poise with the puck. He was able to read defenders and execute a quick passing game in the neutral zone. He is an excellent passer with the ability to deliver crisp and accurate feeds both on his forehand and backhand. He was alert and dependable in his own end, and showed the willingness to get into shooting lanes. He also showed an active stick to disrupt the puck carrier. He registered a primary assist and was an offensive weapon all game long. Skating hasn’t been his biggest strength, but it wasn’t an issue here either, and he was stronger on his edges and a bit quicker than last season. Marjala is an exciting talent with the vision, puck skills and creativity to make plays.