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Matias Rajaniemi

Position: defenceman
Shoots: Left
Born: 2002-09-11 / Lahti
Height 190 cm
Weight 83 kg
Team: Pelicans
  • 2018-09-09 at Blues - Pelicans U18 by Marco Bombino

    Rajaniemi recorded a secondary assist and played on Pelicans U18 third pairing in a 6-3 win over Blues. The big and rangy defenseman was stable throughout the game. He moved quite well in all directions and showed good coordination. He had a long reach and used his stick well to be disruptive defensively. He displayed good awareness in his own end.

    Offensively, Rajaniemi played a simple game without much flash. At this point in time, his puck skills are fairly good, though he doesn’t have the fastest hands. Going forward, he could work on his stickhandling in tight spaces. While Rajaniemi is a bit raw right now, he’s strong, fairly mobile and defensively reliable and those attributes make him an intriguing prospect.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Pelicans U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q6 0 33 2|        
  Pelicans U16Jr. C SM-sarja17 1 56 6|Playoffs2 0 11
 2017-2018 Pelicans U16Jr. C SM-sarja4 0 11 4|Playoffs5 0 33
  Pelicans U18Jr. B SM-sarja28 1 56 2|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 3 14 0|        
 2018-2019 Pelicans U18Jr. B SM-sarja8 2 24 6|        
  Pelicans U20Jr. A SM-liiga9 1 12 4|        

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