Aleksi Heponiemen Goal of the Week

Aleksi Heponiemen Goal of the Week

Updated on Ti, 17/10/2017 - 08:12

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Aleksi Heponiemi on Florida Panthersin varaus tältä kesältä numerolla 40. 18 vuotias Tampereen Ilveksen kasvatti pelaa nyt toista kauttaan WHL:ssä Swift Current Broncosin riveissä. Western Hockey League on yksi kolmesta Kanadassa pelattavasta juniorisarjasta, jotka muodostavat Canadian Hockey Leaguen. Viime kaudella Heponiemi tehtaili 72 ottelussa tehot 28+56=86. Tällä kaudella tahti on ollut vieläkin kovempaa, sillä 9 ottelussa on jo kertynyt 22 tehopistettä (5+17), jolla sijoitutaan tällä hetkellä pistepörssissä sijalle 4.

 

Aleksi Heponiemen maali Lethbridge Hurricanesia vastaan valittiin WHL:n viikon maaliksi.

Kesäkuussa 23. Future Considerations -sivuton scouting director Dan Stewart valitsi Aleksi Heponiemen pelaajaksi, joka hänet on eniten positiivisesti yllättänyt vuoden 2017 varausluokassa.

Aleksi Heponiemi showed as a super intelligent two-way playmaker who came over to Swift Current from Finland as an import selection this past season. The diminutive Finn was brought to my attention with his strong showing at the summer Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and then again noted by Future Considerations’ head Western Canada scout as he tore up the WHL pre-season.

After watching him myself, early in the season, I quickly saw the potential this kid possesses. His smarts and hockey sense are his best assets but he also has a hard to contain quickness shifty to his game, impressive vision, ability to put pucks where he wants when he wants as well as showing a really mature understanding of the defensive game coupled with an admirable work ethic.

His size could hold him back as he is tiny and weak right now but if he can add some muscle and work to get past that roadblock he could end up a real strong two-way difference maker at the NHL level one day.

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