- 2018-04-22 at Finland - Russia, U18 World Championship by Asko Huuki
Honka got an assist against Russia. He saw a lot of ice time during the game and he played in the Finland’s first power play unit.
Honka’s offensive talent is undeniable. His puck skills are really good and he looks extremely confident while carrying the puck. He showed really good vision noticing the situation when to keep the puck himself and when to give quick and precise passes. However his defensive game is still work in progress and he heavily suffers for being really lightweight at the moment. He also could improve the accuracy of his shot since his shots were mostly blocked in this game.
On the offensive zone Honka showed a good vision. He was very active in the offensive zone and he often found open space where he was able to receive passes. He did really good job at pinching too. Honka is also magnificent skater and when this asset is added to his offensive talent, his development is definitely worthy of watching.
- 2017-09-30 at HIFK - JYP, U20 by Marco Bombino
Honka recorded two power play assists in the third period as JYP U20 eventually edged HIFK 5-4 in overtime. The right-handed defenseman was used in critical situations throughout the game. He played with noticeable confidence and composure with the puck. He has great puck skills and can move the puck with precise, crisp passes in all three zones. Honka is also a highly agile defenseman with great lateral mobility and footwork.
He constantly liked to join the attack, as if a fourth forward at times. Thereby, certain times he must assess better the risks of leaving his defensive position. His defensive game is a work in progress, but offensively the 16-year-old blueliner already possesses game-breaking skills at this level.
- 2017-09-17 at JYP - Blues, U20 by Asko Huuki
Honka is the kind of player who immediately grabs your attention. He is offensively exceptionally talented for this level. His passing is excellent and he is extremely good and secure while holding the puck. However he holds on to the puck for too long occasionally and while he is more than skilled enough to carry the puck, it is not always the best option. Also on the defensive zone he could improve his positioning and because he is bit small and light for defenceman, he loses some of one-on-ones. His shot is something that he could improve too.
However Honka is gifted skater who is both agile and already relatively quick. Honka needs to simplify his game when he moves to the pro level but both his skating and offensive skills are undeniable. These skills should make the transition easier as long as defenceman gets offensive responsibility.
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|2015-2016||JYP U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||5||2||2||4||4||||
|JYP U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||10||5||9||14||20||||
|JYP U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||31||3||6||9||4|||||Playoffs||5||0||0||0||0|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||2||0||1||1||0||||
|2016-2017||JYP U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||7||0||4||4||2||||
|JYP U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||26||2||7||9||6|||||Playoffs||3||0||1||1||0|
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||14||0||0||0||0||||
|2017-2018||JYP U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||28||4||13||17||22|||||Playoffs||2||0||1||1||0|
|Finland U18||Hlinka Memorial||4||0||1||1||0||||
|Finland U18 (all)||International-Jr||23||1||13||14||14||||
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