- 2019-01-26 at Madison Capitals - Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL by Asko Huuki
Krannila was Sioux Falls Stampede’s second line center in this game. He was also at the point in the second power play unit, but Sioux Falls Stampede only had one chance at the man advantage during the game, so this is a part where the viewing was very limited. Krannila got a secondary assist in this game and he registered one shot.
The first thing you notice from Krannila’s game is his skating abilities. His skating and overall movement is certainly his biggest asset. He is agile skater with quick acceleration and very good top speed. Krannila is pretty small and lightweight, something that is bit concerning, but he went in front of net multiple times during the game and tried to steer the puck to the net. The centerman also made couple of hits.
At least in this game Krannila was pretty ineffective in checking and defensive game. However his offensive skill-set is interesting. His skating helps him a lot, but his playmaking abilities are also undeniable. Krannila was confident with the puck, he carried it fluently to the offensive zone and he created multiple scoring chances in this game with his excellent passes. He also won majority of his face-offs. The centerman was not able to use his shot all that much in this game however.
- 2018-09-27 at Central Illinois Flying Aces - Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL by Lassi Alanen
Krannila had a very good game in Sioux Falls’ 5-6 overtime win. He was centering his team’s second line and second power play unit. Krannila scored the opening goal of the game and had two assists, including a primary assist on the game-winning overtime goal. He also led his team with six shots on goal. Krannila’s skating looked pretty good and particularly his top speed without the puck was really noticeable. Krannila showcased great hockey sense and playmaking by creating multiple high danger shoring chances for his linemates. He was making very smart and creative passes on the power play.
At 5’10” and 161 pounds, Krannila was one of the smallest players on the ice, but that didn’t seem to have much of an impact on his game. He showed good defensive awareness by covering a couple of times for his defenceman and was active with his stick in his own end. I would like him to be a little bit more proactive, but overall I really liked his performance. Krannila is committed to play for St. Cloud State University next season and is an interesting name to keep in mind for the 2019 NHL draft.
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|Tappara U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||28||12||26||38||16|||||Playoffs||2||0||0||0||0|
|2016-2017||Tappara U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||45||15||16||31||26|||||Playoffs||4||0||2||2||0|
|2017-2018||Tappara U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||46||24||41||65||52|||||Playoffs||4||3||1||4||4|
|Tappara U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||3||1||1||2||0|||||Playoffs||2||0||1||1||0|
|2018-2019||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||60||17||28||45||81|||||Playoffs||12||2||3||5||6|
|Finland U20 (all)||International-Jr||3||0||0||0||0||||
|2019-2020||St. Cloud State Univ.||NCAA||-||-||-||-||-||||
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