- 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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|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||37||16||26||42||14||||
|Finland U18 (all)||International-Jr||9||2||1||3||2||||
|Finland U18||Hlinka Gretzky Cup||4||2||1||3||2||||
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