Drafted by Buffalo Sabres in 2017 #89
- 2018-01-09 at Ilves - HPK, Liiga by Miika Arponen
Laaksonen made his debut in the pro ranks as the 7th D-man of Ilves. He got 7.29 of ice time and played a total on nine shifts, including two in the power-play.
Despite playing the odd shift, Laaksonen had a solid game. His skating was very smooth and agile and his first strides seemed to be quite powerful. He also read the play well and positioned himself nicely in all situations.
He played the point in the power-play with a great poise and showed both good hands and great lateral movement at the blueline. His passes were crisp and he even recorded a secondary assist on the power-play.
Laaksonen is still a little bit lightweight, but he didn’t shy away from contacts and wasn’t thrown around near the boards either. He mainly relied on his stick and positioning as far as he good.
- 2017-09-02 at Ilves - Jokerit, A-SM by Miika Arponen
Buffalo Sabres’ third round draft pick played a twofold game. He showed offensive potential several times when he started attacks with crisp passes. He also joined the rush a few times and was even the first player to drive to the net a couple of times.
In the own end his game wasn’t so good. Laaksonen lost quite a few battles near the boards and in front of the net. He was also a bit negligent and his passes were intercepted near their own goal.
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|2014-2015||Ilves U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||7||0||1||1||8||||
|Ilves U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||30||1||7||8||14||||
|2015-2016||Ilves U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||48||7||18||25||16|||||Playoffs||4||1||3||4||29|
|2016-2017||Ilves U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||10||0||10||10||12|||||Playoffs||4||2||2||4||4|
|Ilves U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||27||6||3||9||14|||||Playoffs||6||1||1||2||4|
|2017-2018||Ilves U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||37||3||11||14||46||||
|Finland U19 (all)||International-Jr||-||-||-||-||-||||
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