Juuso Välimäki

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Birthday:
 10/06/1998
Birthplace: Nokia, Finland
Position: D
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 201
NHL Draft: 2017: 1st Round, 16th Overall by Calgary

Rankings:
#13 by Riding Pine Hockey
#12 by Future Considerations
#17 by HockeyProspect.com
#14 by ISS Hockey
#14 by McKeen’s Hockey
#11 by Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Reliable minute munching defenseman that took his offensive game to the next level in 2017, Välimäki is an intelligent blue liner that consistently makes smart plays on both sides of the puck. Knows the right time to jump into the rush or come down from the point to finish plays with his capable shot.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“A strong, minute-munching, two-way, dependable blueliner…not a lot of high-end offensive flash or dash to his game, but just makes the right play consistently…good vision and puck moving ability, has no panic to his game and waits for his options…can sling the puck around with strong accurate passes…his hockey sense allows him to read and react to the play well in advance…very committed to blocking shots…big, rangy and covers a lot of ice, but his pivots and transitions are a little bit choppy…solid lateral mobility, especially carrying the puck and keeping it out of range of the opposition…plays with a good mix of aggression and poise, stepping into lanes to take the puck away from the opposition…just a good, poised, smart player who is not flashy, but consistently makes the right play and helps his team win games.” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2012-2013 Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 8 3 3 6 2
Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 27 2 10 12 10
Team White IIHF Dev. Camp 6 1 5 6 4
 2013-2014 Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0
Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 9 2 8 10 6
Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 44 7 26 33 22
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 0 3 3 4
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 7 0 1 1 6
 2014-2015 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 44 5 15 20 20
Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 2 2 0
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 2 2 0
Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 1 1 0
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 1 1 6
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 23 0 5 5 8
 2015-2016 Tri-City Americans WHL 56 7 25 32 24
Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 5 1 0 1 4
Finland U18 WJC-18 6 0 2 2 0
 2016-2017 Tri-City Americans WHL 60 19 42 61 34
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 0 2 6
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 15 4 1 5 16

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