Ville Heinola

Position: defenceman
Shoots: Left
Born: 2001-03-02 / Honkajoki, Finland
Height 180 cm
Weight 80 kg
Team: Lukko

Prospects ranking positions

  • 2018-11-28 at HPK - Lukko, Liiga by Antti Wennström

    Heinola played 16:04 in his 18th men’s league game against HPK. Heinola has logged a lot of minutes during the first third of a season, which means his ice time was now under his season average. His record for a single game was 27:20 in a shootout loss against Tappara in the beginning of November.

    Lukko spent majority of the game in their own end, but Heinola got to play both special teams besides even strength play. He was more used on offensive faceoffs, but started some shifts on the own end as well.

    Heinola was one of the most impressive skaters on the ice, with good top speed and quick first few steps. Less physical and physically lighter than most of the other players, the youngster paid a lot of attention to the use of his stick, making some well-timed pokes and keeping his stick on the right side of the play. He often kept balancing the situation instead of running around to get the puck. However, in the offensive zone his positioning seemed wise as he stayed close enough to the puck when his teammated tried to take or control or the area.

    Overall, Heinola played a decent game and was able overcome the lack of overall strength with good stickwork and good positioning.

  • 2018-09-26 at Tappara - Lukko, Liiga by Miika Arponen

    Heinola made his debut in Liiga and was put straight in the second pairing where he played 15.45 of which 34 seconds on shorthanded.

    His game was really mature, and he didn’t look at all out of place in his first pro game. His skating was smooth, positioning sound and he was very poised with the puck. He also wasn’t outmuscled at all near to boards or in front of the net.

    Heinola is the kind of defenceman who isn’t great in anything but good enough in everything. He reads the game really well and very rarely makes mistakes with or without the puck.

    With this kind of showing, I think he will see a lot more Liiga action this season. He is definitely worth keeping in the radar regarding the draft.

  • 2017-11-26 at Sport - Ässät, U20 by Asko Huuki

    Heinola was the youngest player on ice but he played for almost 20 minutes on ice against Sport which was the second most in his team. He also got an assist.

    Defenceman showed a lot of offensive talent. He was confident with the puck and carried it a lot. Heinola showed great hockey IQ and recognized the situations well when he should carry the puck and when to pass it. Despite keeping the puck a lot, he didn’t give unnecessary giveaways except for the situation when he lost balance. He also supported offense when needed and his passing abilities are above average.

    Heinola is mobile player but he could be quicker. That is something that definitely needs more development. He also didn’t show a lot of physical play but he managed to do really well at the defensive zone thanks to his good positioning and effective checking with his stick.

  • 2016-09-30 at Blues Akatemia - Ässät, U18 by Marco Bombino

    Heinola played with excellent poise and made calculated, smart decisions with the puck. He had a calming and reliable presence on Ässät U18 defense. He was able to keep forwards away from dangerous scoring areas thanks to his quick stick and strong awareness, knowing when to be more aggressive on the puck carrier. He was also eager to shoot and joined the attack at the right times.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 KJK U16Jr. C Mestis Q6 7 1118 6|        
  KJK U16Jr. C Suomi-sarja2 2 13 0|        
  Finland Selects U15WSI U155 1 23 0|        
  Ässät U16Jr. C SM-sarja17 7 1017 12|        
 2016-2017 Ässät U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q5 0 66 4|        
  Ässät U18Jr. B SM-sarja35 4 1721 10|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 1 34 0|        
 2017-2018 Ässät U18Jr. B Mestis Q2 0 44 0|        
  Ässät U18Jr. B SM-sarja17 6 1622 16|        
  Ässät U20Jr. A SM-liiga33 3 1417 12|        
  Finland U17WHC-175 0 33 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr12 0 44 4|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr10 0 33 6|        
 2018-2019 Lukko U20Jr. A SM-liiga9 1 89 2|        
  LukkoLiiga23 1 56 18|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr5 0 22 0|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 22 0|        
  Finland U20WJC-20- - -- -|        

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