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Joona Koppanen

Position: center
Shoots: Left
Born: 1998-02-25 / Tampere
Height 195 cm
Weight 87 kg
Team: Ilves

Drafted by Boston Bruins in 2016 #135


  • 2018-01-03 at World Juniors by Marco Bombino

    Joona Koppanen had an excellent World Juniors tournament for Finland. The big center prospect scored three goals and one assist in five games, including a shorthanded goal against USA. The fourth line line that also included Juha Jääskä and Markus Nurmi was consistently able to have a positive impact on the play.

    There were a lot of positives about Koppanen’s game. The Boston Bruins’ fifth round pick showcased a very high compete level and good smarts away from the puck. He was strong on the penalty kill. He wasn’t afraid to play physically when required and played with a lot of determination. He supported his teammates well and knew his responsibilities on the ice. In addition, he made solid plays offensively, displaying impressive finishing ability in particular. He was effective around the net and scored three goals with only 10 shots on goal.

    Koppanen also had good straight-line speed and decent agility. His first few strides aren’t the quickest, but his skating definitely didn’t hold him back in the tournament.


  • 2017-03-14 at Ilves - Ässät, U20 by Asko Huuki

    Big and strong center scored two goals in a defeat against Ässät in U20 league quarterfinals. Koppanen looked like a man among boys and he seems like ready for pro game.

    Center has excelled at defensive game before but he has also been able to produce a lot of offense this season thanks to his high hockey IQ. While Koppanen is not the flashiest player on ice and he does not have the craftiest hands, he can play efficient passing game and he has above average wrist shot. His skating looks clumsy at times but that area has taken leaps forward this season and his top speed is one of the best in the league already.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 KOOVEE U16Jr. C Mestis Q1 0 22 0|        
  KOOVEE U16Jr. C Suomi-sarja0 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Ilves U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q5 5 914 0|        
  Ilves U16Jr. C SM-sarja22 19 1130 12|        
  Ilves U18Jr. B SM-sarja11 4 48 0|Playoffs4 0 22
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr6 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 Ilves U18Jr. B SM-sarja38 25 3257 20|Playoffs3 0 33 14 
  Finland U17WHC-176 1 01 2|        
  Finland U17EYOF3 0 11 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr24 2 24 8|        
 2015-2016 Ilves U20Jr. A SM-liiga40 9 1726 14|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 01 0|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Ilves U20Jr. A SM-liiga38 23 3154 18|Playoffs6 2 46
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr10 3 36 4|        
 2017-2018 IlvesLiiga45 2 1214 8|        
  Providence BruinsAHL10 2 02 0|        
  Finland U20WJC-205 3 14 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr16 5 49 2|        
 2018-2019 Providence BruinsAHL- - -- -|        

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