Kristian Vesalainen

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Birthday:
 06/01/1999
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Position: LW/RW
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 207
NHL Draft: 2017: 1st Round, 24th Overall by Winnipeg Jets

Rankings:
#22 by Riding Pine Hockey
#17 by Future Considerations
#19 by ISS Hockey
#9 by McKeen’s Hockey
#7 by Central Scouting (EU Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Big Finnish winger with a tool box bursting at the seams, Vesalainen is a Swiss army knife player who can do a little of everything, strong skater with good speed who can get in quick on the forecheck, capable as both a playmaker and goal scorer and isn’t afraid to drive the front of the net.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“A big and strong winger who has the ability to impact the game in many ways…plays a versatile, high-tempo offensive game…battles for pucks and space…a beast along the wall and difficult to move in front of the net…mixes a heavy game with very soft, skilled hands…possesses a very hard shot with quick release…makes soft, easy-to-control passes to his teammates…dangerous anytime he has the puck in the offensive zone…a powerful, long stride allows him to build impressive speed and makes him tough to stop…has the agility and balance as well as the strength and reach to really control possession in traffic and down low…defensively, he brings imposing pressure on the forecheck…not always playing at full intensity or with consistent effort…when he wants to, he can absolutely dominate physically…just a toolsy player with very high potential.” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2012-2013 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 4 2 3 5 0
HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 5 0 0 0 0
 2013-2014 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 8 12 20 0
HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 28 18 21 39 8
HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 9 1 1 2 0
HJK U18 Jr. B Mestis 3 2 3 5 2
 2014-2015 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0
HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 18 10 5 15 29
HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 17 1 1 2 0
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 3 2 5 4
Finland U17 EYOF 3 2 1 3 2
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 24 8 5 13 8
 2015-2016 Frölunda HC Champions HL 3 0 0 0 0
Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0
Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 5 0 0 0 0
Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 37 15 19 34 0
Frölunda HC SHL 19 1 1 2 0
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 4 4 8 4
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 4 6 6
 2016-2017 Frölunda HC Champions HL 6 2 1 3 0
Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 10 4 0 4 14
Frölunda HC SHL 26 1 5 6 2
HPK Liiga 9 1 0 1 0
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 6 7 13 8
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 0
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 12 4 3 7 4
 2017-2018 HPK Liiga

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