World Juniors 2022

Meet the Team: An early look at what Finland might look like at the 2022 World Juniors

Team Finland is looking to improve their third-place finish from last year.

The roster is arguably quite a bit stronger up front compared to last year's iteration with many notable returnees. The defence, however, has taken big hits with Ville HeinolaSanteri Hatakka and Mikko Kokkonen all graduating, and a lot will be asked from the reigning best defenceman of the tournament Topi Niemelä.

In net, Finland has two good options for the starting position and the pre-tournament and the group stage games will likely play a big part in determining who gets to start in the deciding matches.

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