RW Artturi Lehkonen - KalPa, SM-Liiga (2013, 55th overall, Montreal)
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10-06-2012, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hong Kong
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I saw around 10 games from him last season. Here are some impressions that I got:
+ Very eager to score goals. Always looking for open space to shoot and likes to shoot quickly when he gets the puck. Has a goal scorer's mentality.
+ Very hard-working player.
+ Doesn't shy from contact despite his size. If he gets knocked down, he's back up in half a second and ready to fight for the puck again. Really looks like a fearless player.
- Size, but that's natural when you enter the league at 16. I think he's listed at 5'10 and 152 pounds(!), so he has a lot of muscle to build up. But it's probably better to wait a bit and develop strength a bit later so you don't lose mobility.
I don't really remember his playmaking abilities.
True, he can add muscle later, that is still something he will need to do. I know other people had difference preferences, but for me, I would be scared silly using a first round pick of a small AND weak player. Obviously, some other posters really like his skillset, but for me, those lack of physical traits scare me.
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