- 2018-11-11 at Finland - USA, U18 5-nations by Miika Arponen
Tuomisto played an impressive game being one of the best players for the Finnish team. He made constantly simple, right decisions and played a very stellar game in all aspects.
The big-bodied defenceman skates well, and while his top speed isn’t top notch, it’s certainly enough to be effective in the own zone combined with his good reach. Tuomisto finished second in the tournament in assists with six in four games trailing only Jack Hughes.
I usually refrain from comparing prospects to other players in these reports, but the resemblance of his playing style to Stars defenceman Esa Lindell is remarkable. I think he has the potential to be a minute-munching all-around defenceman in the NHL level.
- 2018-09-30 at Tappara - Ässät, A-SM by Jokke Nevalainen
Tuomisto played on the second pair for Ässät U20. He was also used on the second power play unit, and he was frequently used on the PK as well.
Tuomisto was very impressive in this game. He was probably double-shifted because he seemed to be on the ice all the time. He looked very calm and poised, and made smart decisions with the puck. He had his head up all the time looking for passing lanes but he also showed he’s capable of rushing the puck.
Tuomisto’s skating looks effortless, and his top speed was good. Backwards skating looked great, and he showed he can easily switch from forward skating to backwards skating. For someone his size, his directional changes looked pretty good. His acceleration still needs some improvement. Did a great job exiting the defensive zone even when he was pressured.
Tuomisto made some really nice pass interceptions but his defensive zone coverage needs some improvement. His long passes were a bit off, so that’s another area for improvement.
- 2018-09-30 at Tappara - Ässät, U20 by Asko Huuki
Tuomisto played a big role today especially after the injury of Juuso Ketola. He played both in power play and penalty kill and recorded total of 28,5 minutes of ice time. He also got a primary assist to the first goal of Ässät when his shot was steered to the net.
Tuomisto is a big defenceman with some interesting qualities. While his skating is not stellar, he certainly is not clumsy. While to me top speed and first steps could be bit better, he is pretty good at those for a player of his size. He is not the flashiest defender and he usually thinks defense first, but he has pretty good puck-handling skills, he gives crisp passes and he even carried the puck effectively during the game when necessary.
He occasionally reacted too slowly at the own end and I would like to see more physicality from him, but he has talent to become modern two-way defenceman. Reading of play probably improves when he matures and he is already really effective with his checking game. He has a very long reach and his defending with the stick really stood out positively in this game. That part of his game combined with above average puck protection skills and ability to change the direction effortlessly makes him a player whose development is worthy of monitoring.
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|2015-2016||Ässät U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||10||0||4||4||6||||
|Ässät U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||27||4||18||22||33||||
|2016-2017||Ässät U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||22||3||20||23||6||||
|Ässät U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||18||3||5||8||8||||
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||11||1||2||3||2||||
|2017-2018||Ässät U17||Jr. B2 SM-sarja||1||0||0||0||4||||
|Ässät U18||Jr. B Mestis Q||15||7||28||35||12||||
|Ässät U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||13||2||12||14||58||||
|Ässät U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||18||1||2||3||6||||
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||18||0||0||0||8||||
|2018-2019||Ässät U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||27||7||13||20||33||||
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