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2013 Draft- 7th Round-Janne Juvonen-G
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07-01-2013, 10:35 AM
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Nashville rounded out the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with its selection of goaltender Janne Juvonen (203rd overall). Juvonen becomes the second netminder and third selection from Finland’s Jr. A SM-Liiga chosen by the Predators. During the 2012-13 season, the 6-1, 183-pound goalie posted a 2.97 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in 11 games for Lahti’s Jr. A squad, and 3.51 goals-against average and a .884 save percentage in four games with Lahti’s SM-Liiga team in 2012-13.
“He was kind of hard to scout this year,”Janne Kekalainen said. “He was kind of in-between in many situations. He’s a young kid. He was the third or fourth goalie for his men’s league team. He was too good to play in juniors, but was behind on the national teams. He didn’t get to play a lot. Every time I saw him play, he was excellent. He has a very strong mindset in the net and on the ice. He’s calm, doesn’t get rattled about anything. He’s been in some high-pressure situations and shown great ability to stay calm and excel in tough spots. He’ll get a great chance to play next year and even be a number one goalie on his men’s league team in Finland. I see a lot of talent and ability in him. He needs to become better in practice and there’s still a lot of developing to do, but the talent is there and he needs to mature a little bit. Then, he can be a terrific goalie.”
Has shown some flashes of brilliance in he's career(playing in sm-liiga finals as 17-year old a year ago) but he is somewhat inconsistent and physically inmature. Lots to like in his game; very calm, good positioning and good side-to-side movement. Needs to improve his rebound control. Reminds me of Antti Niemi.
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