- 2018-10-20 at Fargo Force - Sioux City Musketeers, USHL by Lassi Alanen
Kallionkieli scored two goals in Sioux City Musketeers’ 4-6 loss against Fargo Force. He was playing left wing in his team’s second line and first power play unit. Kallionkieli has had a very strong start to his USHL career with 8 goals and 9 points in his first 7 games of the season. That being said, the pace at which he is scoring probably won’t continue, as he has a ridiculously high shooting percentage (38.1). He showcased good speed with and without the puck. He has a long reach and is able to use that to his advantage in puck battles.
Kallionkieli is not the flashiest player, but instead, he is always actively looking for shooting lanes. That is not to say that he does not have any skill, as he tried some dekes in the game and I think that he has decent puck-handling ability overall. Kallionkieli’s vision is somewhat of a question mark, as he did not really create chances for his linemates at even-strength, even though he had a couple of good passing opportunities. That being said, he made some nice passes on the man advantage.
Defensively, Kallionkieli still has work to do with his positioning and awareness. He was also not very effective at helping his defencemen by making himself available for passes. Kallionkieli should have the physical tools and skating ability to be a more reliable defensively and he is still somewhat adjusting to the North-American game.
- 2018-09-28 at Sioux City Musketeers - Green Bay Gamblers, USHL by Lassi Alanen
Kallionkieli scored two goals and had one assist in his USHL debut with the Sioux City Musketeers. The 2019 draft-eligible prospect is a very agile skater for his size. Kallionkieli has smooth stride combined with a quick acceleration. He’s always looking for shooting opportunities and displayed his finishing skills on the two goals he scored. Kallionkieli made a couple of skilled plays with the puck but mostly played a fairly simple game. He was positioned as the left-side defenceman on the power play.
Kallionkieli needs to hone his overall game a lot, but he has an intriguing skill set: 6’1” frame, very good skating ability and a nose for the net. If he keeps producing, the Finn will be an interesting name to keep in mind for the upcoming draft.
- 2018-04-01 at HIFK - Blues, U18 by Marco Bombino
Kallionkieli had a fairly good game, although he played in a lesser role than usually. The Sioux City Musketeers’ USHL Draft pick is a prospect with a wide range of offensive tools. Skill-wise, the winger is definitely one of the top players on the HIFK U18 team. He’s a finesse player who can stickhandle at high speed. He has above-average puck handling skills.
A highly agile skater with smooth and quick first three strides, he can utilize his speed not only to create separation from opponents, but also to catch them on the backcheck. He can provide support in the defensive end. His defensive game has gotten better over the course of the season.
- 2017-11-18 at HIFK - Sport, U18 by Marco Bombino
Kallionkieli had a very good performance as HIFK U18 edged Sport 6-1. He scored HIFK’s second goal on the power play early in the first period, beating the Sport goalie with a quick wrist shot from the top of the circle.
The 6’1 winger made numerous smart puck distributions in the game. He had the vision and passing ability to process the game quickly and utilize his linemates effectively. He has a really good shot and nearly scored another goal with a quick wrister in an odd-man rush. Kallionkieli is also quick and mobile for a player of his size. However, he can occasionally get too fancy with the puck, and his offensive game seems to be more polished than his defensive game.
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|2015-2016||HIFK U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||1||0||0||0||0||||
|GrIFK U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||5||3||2||5||2||||
|2016-2017||HIFK U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||18||19||10||29||45||||
|HIFK U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||11||15||8||23||10|||||Playoffs||4||3||2||5||0|
|HIFK U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||14||1||3||4||2||||
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||6||2||2||4||0||||
|2017-2018||HIFK U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||29||13||9||22||10|||||Playoffs||7||2||4||6||6|
|HIFK U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||3||0||1||1||0||||
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||6||1||0||1||0||||
|2018-2019||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||19||13||8||21||14||||
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