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Valtteri Koskela

Position: defenceman
Shoots: Left
Born: 2002-10-20 / Jyväskylä
Height 178 cm
Weight 71 kg
Team: JYP
  • 2019-08-28 at Ilves - JYP, U20 by Lassi Alanen

    After being the seventh defenceman on Finland’s Hlinka Gretzky Cup roster, Koskela was playing on JYP’s second defensive pairing in their 1-3 win over Ilves in the U20 league. He got a primary assist off of a simple cross-ice feed on the power play.

    Koskela’s biggest strength is his play in transition. He showed notable poise with the puck on the breakout and often made the pass at just the right time. Koskela is a mobile skater, although he isn’t especially explosive and his top speed is just ok. He likes to help the attack at even-strength and can quarterback a power play effectively, relying on his passes. Left-handed defenceman capable of playing both sides, Koskela got beaten few times in the defensive zone and had a particularly bad giveaway early in the game. I thought the positives outweighed the negatives, though.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 JYP U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q3 0 00 0|        
  JYP U16Jr. C SM-sarja4 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 JYP U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q24 3 1215 12|        
  JYP U16Jr. C SM-sarja8 3 710 8|Playoffs3 1 12 27 
  JYP U18Jr. B SM-sarja3 0 11 4|        
 2018-2019 JYP U18Jr. B SM-sarja43 3 1316 18|        
  JYP U20Jr. A SM-liiga4 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr11 0 11 4|        
 2019-2020 Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup2 0 00 0|        
  JYP U20Jr. A SM-liiga6 0 11 2|        

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