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Niko Huuhtanen

Position: right wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 2003-06-26 / Helsinki
Height 186 cm
Weight 84 kg
Team: Kiekko-Espoo
  • 2019-08-31 at KalPa - Kiekko-Espoo, A-SM by Jokke Nevalainen

    Huuhtanen played right wing on the third line for Kiekko-Espoo U20. He also saw some time with the second power play unit.

    Huuhtanen is an intriguing prospect because of his size and offensive instincts. But what’s currently holding him back is his skating. He doesn’t look very comfortable on his skates, and he’s lacking both quickness and speed. He is only 16 years old, so he has time to improve his skating. But right now, it’s a noticeable weakness at the U20 league level.

    Huuhtanen only played 11:07 during the game and doesn’t seem to have his coach’s trust completely, especially when their team is protecting a lead. But Huuhtanen did score a goal in the game. He sneaked behind the defenders in the offensive zone, and after the goalie went down, he roofed the puck from his backhand. Huuhtanen also had another good scoring chance when he intercepted a pass and fired a heavy wrist shot but it went over the net.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Western Canada Selects U13WSI U138 4 1115 4|        
 2016-2017 Finland Selects U14WSI U147 3 710 16|        
 2017-2018 Blues U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q22 23 3760 42|        
  Blues U18 AkatemiaJr. B SM-sarja12 2 24 38|        
 2018-2019 Blues U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q10 8 1422 12|        
  Blues U16Jr. C SM-sarja5 2 79 2|Playoffs1 0 00 12 
  Blues U18Jr. B SM-sarja37 6 2026 61|Playoffs4 1 34 16 
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr6 3 14 2|        
 2019-2020 Kiekko-Espoo U20Jr. A SM-liiga8 1 34 8|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr3 0 33 0|        

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