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4 Finnish Sleepers Worth Keeping an eye on for the 2020 NHL Draft

What this year’s crop of Finnish draft-eligible skaters might lack at the top-end of the draft, they endeavour to cover with some intriguing late-round bets that could present excellent value in a few year’s time.

So, with that in mind, I’ve gone to the liberty of identifying the four late-round sleeper picks from my native Finland and offering a scouting report on each one for the EliteProspects’ readers.

Juuso Mäenpää, C, KalPa

NHL teams are, increasingly, prioritizing skating and skill ahead of a player’s size at the draft table, but even so, there are limits. The 2019-20 season featured only two skaters, the Nashville Predators Rocco Grimaldi and the Columbus Blue Jackets Nathan Gerbe, who played at 170 centimetres or shorter.

If Juuso Mäenpää was six-feet tall, we would be talking abo

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