- 2019-04-19 at Finland - Belarus, U18 World Championship by Asko Huuki
Unfortunately, Miettinen has been disappointing during the first two games of the tournament. He hasn’t found the chemistry with his linemates (Räty brothers, Aku and Aatu) and he has been mostly invisible and outside the play, even though he has seen some time in power play.
Miettinen still shows a good work ethic as well as above average skating ability. He had three shots against Belarus, one of them being a really good scoring chance, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to score this time. Overall however, Miettinen needs to improve a lot and it will be interesting to see if Team Finland will change the lines in the forthcoming games.
- 2019-02-23 at Tappara - Blues, A-SM by Jokke Nevalainen
Miettinen played right wing on the top line. He was also running the 2nd PP unit from the right half-wall, and he also played on the PK as well. All in all, he played over 17 minutes in the game his team won 4-3.
Miettinen had an amazing power play assist. He drew the defenders towards himself and then threw a great cross-ice pass, and the player receiving the pass had an easy job putting the puck in. Miettinen also made some really good offensive zone entries on the PP, and showed a very good one-timer as well.
Late in the game, Miettinen had a great individual rush but unfortunately appeared to hurt himself after the play. He stayed on the bench but didn’t play a single shift after it, and he had an ice bag on his left shoulder for the rest of the game.
- 2018-10-27 at SaiPa - Blues, U20 by Asko Huuki
Miettinen had a great game against SaiPa and he got two primary assists in power play, both with great and accurate passes in the offensive zone. He did great job finding shooting lanes and he recorded eight shots during the game. His shot could be bit quicker and more accurate however.
What stood out the most from his game was his speed. The young Finn was one of the quickest players on ice showing also great agility and acceleration. Because of his great skating, he forced SaiPa defenders to take couple of penalties. Miettinen and the whole first line was very impressive playing really quick and accurate passing game where everyone was active and moved constantly, the kind of play that requires hockey IQ.
The biggest concern with Miettinen is his smallish size, but he compensates the lack of size well with his speed, skill and vision. His stickhandling was impressive as he made efficient dekes from shift to shift as well as playing really good checking game. Miettinen is already defensively sound and he uses his vision and speed well at the defensive zone. He also has some physicality in his game despite his size and young age.
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|2015-2016||Blues U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||12||12||17||29||0||||
|Blues U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||28||27||13||40||4|||||Playoffs||5||1||0||1||0|
|Blues U18 Akatemia||Jr. B SM-sarja||2||0||0||0||0||||
|2016-2017||Blues U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||0||0||0||0||0|||||Playoffs||1||0||0||0||0|
|Blues U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||45||26||26||52||4|||||Playoffs||4||2||0||2||0|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||11||3||7||10||0||||
|2017-2018||Blues U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||4||4||3||7||2|||||Playoffs||2||0||0||0||0|
|Blues U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||38||11||13||24||4|||||Playoffs||4||0||1||1||0|
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||18||4||4||8||4||||
|2018-2019||Blues U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||48||27||34||61||16|||||Playoffs||11||5||6||11||12|
|Finland U18 (all)||International-Jr||25||8||10||18||10||||
|Finland U18||Hlinka Gretzky Cup||4||2||1||3||2||||
|2019-2020||Blues U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||-||-||-||-||-||||
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