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Joel Määttä

Position: center
Shoots: Left
Born: 2002-07-06 / Helsinki
Height 188 cm
Weight 87 kg
Team: Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Prospects ranking positions

  • 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.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Finland Selects U13WSI U139 0 00 8|        
 2016-2017 Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja9 5 16 2|Playoffs5 1 23
  Karhu-Kissat U16Jr. C SM-sarja1 2 02 0|        
 2017-2018 Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q13 13 1730 4|        
  Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja15 10 717 8|Playoffs5 2 35
  Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja18 4 1115 4|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 2 68 10|        
 2018-2019 Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja10 1 45 6|Playoffs7 3 47
  Finland U17EYOF3 0 22 2|        
  Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga40 5 914 34|        
  Finland U17WHC-176 1 23 4|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr23 3 1114 34|        
 2019-2020 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL21 7 411 20|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 0 11 4|        

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