I can score goals and make good passes:" Emil Järventie trying to establish himself in 2023 NHL Draft
Emil Järventie is a draft-eligible winger out of Finland, currently playing for SaiPa on loan from Ilves. He's a difficult player to get a read on at times, with flashes of first-round talent and shortcomings away from the puck that are more in line with someone in the middle of the draft.
Watching him play a series of games in a short amount of time in the 2022 U18 5 Nations helped me get a good idea of where he’s at in his development.
“My first game was very good against the USA. I was thinking after that game that I could play better,” Järventie decided. “I was better in the last game, and I will put all of my skills into the last game.”
At the beginning of the tournament, the young Finn was skating well and taking shots but wasn’t doing enough of the little things. He was passing and try
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