- 2018-02-18 at U17 Five Nations by Marco Bombino
Santeri Hatakka had a pretty solid U17 Five Nations tournament and played in important situations for the Finnish team. His strong play on the penalty kill was particularly notable against Russia, he was really effective with his reads under pressure and cleared the zone several times.
Hatakka is a highly competitive defenseman who is not afraid of throwing his weight around in the defensive zone. He possesses really good four-way mobility, with better-than-average agility and footwork. He skates well in all directions and gets around the ice with relative ease.
His puck management is an area for considerable improvement. He needs to be more consistent and reliable with the puck, as he can be prone to ill-advised passes in his own end. He also occasionally has trouble to control pucks in tight spaces. Hatakka has a decent point shot, but could improve its power.
- 2016-12-28 at Finland - Slovakia, U16 by Marco Bombino
Hatakka is a steady two-way defenseman with good size at 6’0. He’s reliable and competitive defensively, has good gap control and can keep forwards to the outside efficiently. He has good poise with the puck at both ends and makes crisp long passes. Has a high panic threshold. He’s got strong straight-ahead speed and moves fairly well in all directions. However, he could refine his puck skills a little bit and be more consistent at moving the puck. Hatakka has been impressive for Jokerit U18 as well and projects well for the higher levels.
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|2016-2017||Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||0||0||0||0||0|||||Playoffs||3||0||3||3||2|
|Jokerit U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||35||3||19||22||63|||||Playoffs||2||1||1||2||10|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||11||0||1||1||6||||
|Jokerit U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||5||0||0||0||2||||
|Jokerit U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||46||4||12||16||28||||
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