- 2019-04-06 at JYP - Tappara, U16 by Lassi Alanen
After spending the majority of the season with Tappara’s U18 team, Virolainen had a monster performance in the U16 bronze medal game against JYP. He ended up scoring a hat-trick, adding two primary assists and also had a chance for a fourth goal, but missed the empty net.
Virolainen is a big-bodied center with excellent offensive instincts. He didn’t need to show high-end skills or shot to score his goals, but rather he was always in the right place at the right time. Virolainen played a methodical two-way game and looked ok defensively despite taking two penalties and causing a penalty shot. Virolainen used his opportunities clinically in the offensive zone and also made good passes in transitions. His skating didn’t necessarily wow me, but his stick-handling skills looked good.
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|2014-2015||Finland Selects U12||WSI U12||7||2||3||5||6||||
|2015-2016||Finland Selects U13||WSI U13||7||6||6||12||0||||
|2017-2018||Tappara U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||23||24||26||50||22||||
|Tappara U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||18||10||11||21||14|||||Playoffs||3||0||5||5||2|
|Tappara U17||Jr. B2 SM-sarja||1||0||1||1||0|||||Playoffs||2||1||1||2||2|
|2018-2019||Tappara U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||4||10||7||17||4||||
|Tappara U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||6||7||7||14||8|||||Playoffs||3||4||4||8||6|
|Tappara U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||40||13||16||29||48|||||Playoffs||3||1||0||1||2|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||7||0||4||4||4||||
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