- 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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|2015-2016||KJK U16||Jr. C Mestis Q||6||7||11||18||6||||
|KJK U16||Jr. C Suomi-sarja||2||2||1||3||0||||
|Finland Selects U15||WSI U15||5||1||2||3||0||||
|Ässät U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||17||7||10||17||12||||
|2016-2017||Ässät U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||5||0||6||6||4||||
|Ässät U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||35||4||17||21||10||||
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||11||1||3||4||0||||
|2017-2018||Ässät U18||Jr. B Mestis Q||2||0||4||4||0||||
|Ässät U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||17||6||16||22||16||||
|Ässät U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||33||3||14||17||12||||
|Finland U17 (all)||International-Jr||12||0||4||4||4||||
|Finland U18 (all)||International-Jr||10||0||3||3||6||||
|2018-2019||Lukko U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||9||1||8||9||2||||
|Finland U18||Hlinka Gretzky Cup||4||0||2||2||0||||
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