- 2018-04-24 at Finland - Czech Republic, U18 World Championship by Asko Huuki
Hirvonen has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the Finnish U18 team. While he hasn’t collected many points in the tournament, he has been excellent as fourth line winger and penalty killer.
Hirvonen is the kind of player who gives everything on ice. He has excellent work ethic, he is constantly moving and thanks to his good wheels, he is able to play efficient checking game in all zones. He has pretty good offensive skill set but he could improve his shot as it doesn’t really look like a threat at this level.
While Hirvonen might not develop into the player who could be constantly contributing offensively, he has above average puck-handling skills. With his high-energy play and pretty good hands Hirvonen could develop into ideal candidate for the checking line.
- 2018-04-01 at HIFK - Blues, U18 by Marco Bombino
Hirvonen played an impressive two-way game and scored two goals, leading HIFK U18 to a 5-1 win over Blues. His first goal was a particularly nice one. He found a soft spot in the offensive zone, received a cross-ice pass in a dangerous scoring position and finished off the play.
He’s a very good skater who is always moving and buzzing all over the ice. He’s quick to pucks and a tireless worker in all three zones. He has a quick wrist shot and showed a nose for the net. His offensive skill set is fairly good, but I was more impressed by his versatility and solid play away from the puck, especially on the penalty kill.
- 2018-02-14 at Finland - Russia, U18 Five nations by Asko Huuki
Hirvonen saw limited ice time as the fourth line center. He was also playing in penalty kill.
His qualities fits well for the more checking role. He is speedy forward with powerful acceleration and good agility. He went sometimes out of position but he showcased high work ethic and relatively solid checking game.
Hirvonen wasn’t able to generate a lot of offense in this game. He seemed to have decent hands but more responsibility would have been required for proper assessment. He is also pretty lightweight at this point and that causes some problems, but that is an area that should improve when he matures.
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|2014-2015||Blues U16 Akatemia||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||2||1||0||1||2||||
|Blues U16 Akatemia||Jr. C SM-sarja||7||0||3||3||2||||
|2015-2016||Blues U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||10||15||19||34||0||||
|Blues U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||8||9||11||20||10||||
|Blues U18 Akatemia||Jr. B SM-sarja||4||1||1||2||0||||
|HIFK U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||14||11||17||28||6|||||Playoffs||5||1||8||9||0|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||11||1||5||6||8||||
|HIFK U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||3||1||2||3||0||||
|2016-2017||HIFK U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||26||7||18||25||6|||||Playoffs||2||0||1||1||2|
|HIFK U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||14||1||0||1||0|||||Playoffs||7||0||0||0||0|
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||21||0||3||3||0||||
|2017-2018||HIFK U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||0||0||0||0||0|||||Playoffs||5||4||1||5||4|
|HIFK U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||48||11||13||24||6|||||Playoffs||11||0||0||0||2|
|Finland U18 (all)||International-Jr||21||4||3||7||10||||
|2018-2019||HIFK U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||-||-||-||-||-||||
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