Janne Niskala

09-19-2004, 01:07 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about him? From what I've heard he is another version of Marek Zidlicky. Late bloomer in the Finnish league that will make a big impact right away. Does he have top 4 potential at the NHL level? Or was this just a career year for him. Thanks.

09-19-2004, 01:45 PM
Last year I saw 4 or 5 of his games and he was and is an impressive player.
Really good on skates, can move the puck and has a good shot.
Maybe some more physical play and he will have a career at NHL. He's 22yrs old so he still has time.

Currently playing at Rauman Lukko (http://www.raumanlukko.fi/?s=joukkue&p=0005)

09-19-2004, 02:00 PM
He's not as flashy as Zidlicky, not as explosive in his strides, although he's a very good skater. He has great anticipation which he uses to make his great passes or make his move. Awesome patience and timing could be what makes him a good second pairing defenseman one day.