- 2018-04-19 at Finland - Slovakia, U18 World Championship by Asko Huuki
Nousiainen played in Team Finland’s second pair with Santeri Salmela. He didn’t get any ice time on power play but he played a lot in the penalty kill.
The biggest asset of Nousiainen is his excellent work ethic. He is tireless player who is mobile and he never gives up. His top speed is good but not excellent, he is quick to accelerate and his lateral movement is impressive. He suffers from the lack of size and he is occasionally pushed away from the puck or knocked off the balance. In order to handle the pro game, Nousiainen still needs to add some muscle. He could play more straightforward in the own end too.
Despite his smallish size, he tries to play surprisingly physical game and and he showcased his work ethic giving couple of quality hits in the game. Nousiainen also reads the play well, joins the rush when there’s a clear opportunity for it and despite not being the flashiest offensive defenceman, he showed that he can carry the puck with ease and give solid passes.
- 2017-01-28 at HIFK - KalPa, U20 by Marco Bombino
The 16-year-old defenseman played in his seventh U20 game. Nousiainen is a quick, smooth-skating defenseman with really good agility and four-way mobility. He has fast feet, accelerates quickly and moves around the ice effortlessly. He moved the puck particularly well in overtime and displayed good offensive imagination at times. However, he could get stronger in the defensive zone, but that will likely happen when he adds more strength.
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|2014-2015||KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||10||2||7||9||6||||
|KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||32||1||8||9||8||||
|2015-2016||KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||6||3||5||8||2||||
|KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||25||8||18||26||20|||||Playoffs||4||0||2||2||6|
|2016-2017||KalPa U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||28||2||14||16||12|||||Playoffs||4||1||2||3||0|
|KalPa U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||14||1||5||6||4|||||Playoffs||3||0||2||2||0|
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||7||0||0||0||2||||
|2017-2018||KalPa U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||42||3||26||29||48|||||Playoffs||12||1||3||4||31|
|Finland U18||Hlinka Memorial||4||0||1||1||2||||
|Finland U18 (all)||International-Jr||21||3||1||4||6||||
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