Iivari Räsänen

Position: defenceman
Shoots: Left
Born: 2001-05-23 / Tampere, Finland
Height 183 cm
Weight 88 kg
Team: Tappara

Prospects ranking positions

  • 2018-09-08 at Tappara - Jukurit, U20 by Asko Huuki

    The young defenceman played for 20 minutes in a 2-4 loss against Jukurit. He seems to have a very big role in his team playing a lot in special teams too.

    Räsänen seems to have pretty good tools for becoming modern defensive defenceman. While he is at best at the own end, he still has some hands. He can give quick and crisp passes and he carried the puck with confidence and joined the rush when necessary. While his technical skill set is not exceptionally good, he knows his limits very well and plays accordingly.

    His skating is still his biggest weakness. While he is not slow skater, he is often in problems in quick transitions and he tends to give up in these situations too easily. Also there seems to be occasional problems in reading the play at the defensive side. However Räsänen has improved his strength and he shows more physicality than before. Räsänen is a very tough defender to beat at this level and the positive sides of his game should make transition to pro game relatively easy.

  • 2017-09-16 at Tappara - HIFK, U20 by Asko Huuki

    The performance of Räsänen in this game was a mixed bag. He is physically mature player who seems to have physical elements in his game but he doesn’t use his body as well as he could all the time. For the most time he seems like focusing on just the defensive side, but he occasionally likes to join the rush too. At the own end he could improve his positioning because he looked to be out of position surprisingly often.

    Räsänen is calm with the puck and mostly does simple decisions but sometimes he becomes hasty and during these situations his lack of high end puck skills are apparent. His skating needs some work and he needs to improve his agility and first steps. However he is very quick when he gets his feet going.


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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q9 1 67 2|        
  Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja29 9 716 28|        
 2015-2016 Tappara U18Jr. B SM-sarja41 4 59 16|Playoffs3 0 22
 2016-2017 Tappara U18Jr. B SM-sarja42 7 1724 42|Playoffs4 0 22
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 1 12 6|        
  Finland U17WHC-175 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr11 0 11 0|        
 2017-2018 Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 00 2|        
  Tappara U18Jr. B SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs4 0 44
  Tappara U20Jr. A SM-liiga50 4 1418 32|Playoffs9 0 11
  Finland U17WHC-175 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr13 0 11 2|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr4 0 00 4|        
 2018-2019 Tappara U20Jr. A SM-liiga9 3 69 8|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 00 0|        

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