Anton Lundell is certain to be the first Finnish player taken in this year’s draft.
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Scouting Reports

The EliteProspects Rinkside 2020 NHL Entry Draft Finnish Skaters Watch List

One could say of this year’s crop of draft-eligible talent coming out of Finland that it’s a relatively mediocre batch. It’s possible that we’ll see only one Finnish player cross that stage in the first round — although, I’d bet on a number closer to two or three.

There’s ample talent for the second- and third-round, but unlike in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, this group remains, again, relatively mediocre.

Although many of the players here have been top talents and on my radar for a few years now, there are also a couple of names who have made big strides early in the season and who I wouldn’t have considered legit prospects just a few months ago.

Joni Jurmo, D, Jokerit U20

Joni Jurmo’s name didn’t come up often for me going into this season. When he started racking up points out of the gate,

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NHL Entry Draft 2020 Scouting Reports HIFK Tappara Tappara U20 Kiekko-Espoo U20 KOOVEE Ässät Ässät U20 Kärpät Kärpät U20 Jokerit Jokerit U20 NHL Liiga Jr. A SM-liiga Roni Hirvonen Juuso Mäenpää Topi Niemelä Oskari Luoto Eemil Viro Roby Järventie Veeti Miettinen Kasper Simontaival Anton Lundell Joni Jurmo
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