Finns @ 2012 NHL Entry Draft
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01-06-2012, 11:30 AM
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Teräväinen had a goal and assist yesterday against Pelicans, played on a line with Janne Lahti and Tomi Mäki and was the 3rd star of the game. His goal came on the PP which was probably the first game in which he got regular PP-time. The kid is really quite a complete package and his skating helps him get out of trouble when he makes the occasional junior-mistakes.
Still won't be a 1st rounder because he won't get this much icetime for the rest of the season,
which sucks but there's really nothing he can do about it(Hahl, Pulkkinen not in the lineup right now).
Not necessarily. For example Erik Karlsson played 7 games for Frölunda's 1st team in his draft year and was selected 15th, and look where he's now. Also Anton Gustafsson played only 1 game and he went 21st, last season Oscar Klefbom played 17 games and was picked 21st. Teräväinen has already played 17 games and I don't see any reason why he wouldn't keep playing in the SM-liiga especially if Jokerit continues to struggle with injuries. It's not about how many games you play with men in your draft year, it's about what you can show in those games.
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