- 2019-01-04 at JYP - Jokerit, U20 by Lassi Alanen
Määttä recorded a secondary assist centering Jokerit’s third line. He was also featured on the second power play unit, where he primarily played in front of the net.
Määttä is two-way center with a high compete level. He is one of the youngest players playing at the U20 level, but his game looked quite mature for a 16-year-old. I liked that he supported the play well in all three zones. In the offensive zone, Määttä showcased good puck control and hockey sense.
The 6’1” center has a couple of clear areas that he needs to work on: skating and physical play. Määttä looked quite agile, but his speed seemed quite average. He was also outmuscled in pretty much every play, which is not surprising considering how young he still is. While Määttä is not the most dynamic forward, he is still a rather interesting prospect for the 2020 draft.
- 2018-04-28 at U16 Four Nations Tournament by Marco Bombino
Määttä was one of the best Finnish players at the U16 Four Nations tournament in April. The third line center scored three goals and one assist during the weekend. He had a goal scorer’s touch and he was effective around the net.
Unlike many bigger prospects, Määttä does not struggle with his coordination. He has good mobility and top-end speed. He was excellent at the face-off dot and took important draws.
The Jokerit forward may not be the most dynamic player, however, he’s smart, skilled, mobile and has a high compete level. He was constantly one of the top players in the U16 league this past season and did not look out of place when called up to the U18’s.
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|2014-2015||Finland Selects U13||WSI U13||9||0||0||0||8||||
|2016-2017||Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||9||5||1||6||2|||||Playoffs||5||1||2||3||0|
|Karhu-Kissat U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||1||2||0||2||0||||
|2017-2018||Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||13||13||17||30||4||||
|Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||15||10||7||17||8|||||Playoffs||5||2||3||5||6|
|Jokerit U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||18||4||11||15||4||||
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||11||2||6||8||10||||
|2018-2019||Jokerit U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||10||1||4||5||6|||||Playoffs||7||3||4||7||0|
|Jokerit U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||40||5||9||14||34||||
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||23||3||11||14||34||||
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