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05-26-2011, 10:50 AM
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Nattinen registered two assists and served 12 penalty minutes in 21 games with Espoo and Hämeenlinna of the SM-Liiga (Finland) in 2010-11. Nattinen, 20, added two assists in four games with Espoo (Junior A SM-Liiga) and Suomi (Finland2).

In three seasons with Espoo and Hämeenlinna in the SM-Liiga, the 6’2’’, 186 lbs centreman totalled 5 assists with 20 penalty minutes in 58 games. Nattinen recorded 55 points (16 goals, 39 assists) in 51 career games in the Junior A SM-Liiga.


Sounds like an offensive juggernaut! In all honesty, I love Finnish Players, so much heart!
5 assists in 58 games !???! Wow. He will be a superstar ..... in Junior league.

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05-26-2011, 10:51 AM
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Maybe Nättinen wasn't given much icetime in the SM-liiga.

Best-case scenario, Nättinen can be a bottom-6 center, and maybe another Zubrus.

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05-26-2011, 10:52 AM
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Smart defensive center. Good on faceoffs. Needs to improve skating.
Right Handed shot .. don't forget that.

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I also don't know too much about him, but from the sound of things said in this thread, seems like a good signing. We'll have to wait and see come next Bulldogs' season.

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2 points in 21 games is kind of scary. Even Scott Gomez can do better.

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Good to hear, I like Nattinen. He's really good on face-offs from what I've seen, and that's an area we always seem to struggle in. As others have said, I'm not sure what the plans are with both Enqvist and Nattinen filling pretty similar roles, but I'll be curious to see what he can do with the Dogs next year.

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Thanks "O", is he a similar player to Engqvist?
Yes, very similar.

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I remember him having a great U20 tournament this past season!
I don't think 3 pts could be called having a great tournament. Aside from his face-offs, I did see him throw a couple nice hits which was good to see.

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I wonder what this means for Engqvist though, seeing as they are exactly alike...
My thoughts as well, I figured they wouldn't sign Nattinen since they have Engqvist to fill that role. I hope this doesn't mean that Engqvist won't be back, or perhaps they will loan Nattinen back to the FNL as they play almost the exact style.

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I was excited about him when he was drafted but the excitement has died down a lot

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Plus the SM-liiga is a better league than the AHL so he should be able to score more than 5 points in 58 games with the Bulldogs.

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5 assists in 58 games !???! Wow. He will be a superstar ..... in Junior league.
Perspective, son. Perspective. Joel Armia, in all his 1st rounder glory, only managed 11 assists in 49 games as an "under-ager" in the SM-Liiga. Not everyone is Mikael Granlund right out of the blocks, and most young guys over there, no matter how talented, often start off with very limited ice time in very strict defensive roles.

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Good to hear, I like Nattinen. He's really good on face-offs from what I've seen, and that's an area we always seem to struggle in. As others have said, I'm not sure what the plans are with both Enqvist and Nattinen filling pretty similar roles, but I'll be curious to see what he can do with the Dogs next year.
Doesn't really matter. Both guys can play all 3 forward positions, whatever the case may be, so they could end up playing together on a line for all we know. The way linesmen are these days with tossing people out of draws, maybe putting them together would be seen as "progressive", lol.

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5 assists in 58 games !???! Wow. He will be a superstar ..... in Junior league.
SM-Liiga isn't an NHL development league. They play to win. They don't give time to rookies because it will help their development.

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let him play

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5 assists in 58 games !???! Wow. He will be a superstar ..... in Junior league.
You remember how many goals Koivu had the year we drafted him? I saw this kid in the junior championship. He has potential. Lots of it.

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You remember how many goals Koivu had the year we drafted him? I saw this kid in the junior championship. He has potential. Lots of it.
3 goals for Koivu.

But do you remember how he did in his 2nd season after being drafted? 27 goals, 74 points in 45 games.

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You remember how many goals Koivu had the year we drafted him? I saw this kid in the junior championship. He has potential. Lots of it.
ive seen him play a bit- works hard- BUt he isnt going to supply much if any O- decent faceoff man- probably will be a minor leaguer-
nothing to write home about

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I've seen him play and he seems to be Chipchura/Engvist type of player. Not an exceptionally good skater but strong on the puck, strong along the boards, decent passer and responsible on defense. He seemed to have good hockey sense when I saw him and the coaching staff put him out in key situations.

In the WJC in Saskatoon he played against the US and Finland dominated that game despite that fact they lost. He was part of the domination but the US had strong goaltending. Lots of the US players from that team have been highly ranked as potential pros. I don't know what that says about the Finnish players... if anything.

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Not a bad idea to sign him, though he's been a bit of a disapointment. He hasn't looked bad at the WJHC but hasn't really moved up the depth chart on his team in Finland.

The only thing he costs us is a contract...is he a better prospect than a FA we can sign out of college or the CHL?

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Not a bad idea to sign him, though he's been a bit of a disapointment. He hasn't looked bad at the WJHC but hasn't really moved up the depth chart on his team in Finland.

The only thing he costs us is a contract...is he a better prospect than a FA we can sign out of college or the CHL?
Probably. And more "pro-ready" as well.

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Not a bad idea to sign him, though he's been a bit of a disapointment. He hasn't looked bad at the WJHC but hasn't really moved up the depth chart on his team in Finland.

The only thing he costs us is a contract...is he a better prospect than a FA we can sign out of college or the CHL?
i guess that would depend on who was signed- probably a career minor leaguer who goes back to europe after his stint-

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Why not? Nothing to lose, maybe a tiny bit to gain. I hope Simila and co aren't signed though. They're terrible.

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His upside is a third liner if he gets his footspeed up to NHL quality. He is smart, right handed shot, a good playmaker, doesn't have much of a goal scoring instinct. He's a big body and he is a very good face-off man.

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His upside is a third liner if he gets his footspeed up to NHL quality. He is smart, right handed shot, a good playmaker, doesn't have much of a goal scoring instinct. He's a big body and he is a very good face-off man.
Also add that he likes to annoy opposing forwards.

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The differences between he and Engqvist are:
Nattinen is a physical guy in that he hits a lot.
Nattinen has poor skating
One is a fin, the other is a Swede.

Gauthier seems to think he did well in the FEL. However, is his done his military service ?

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I remember him having a great U20 tournament this past season!
Had a good start but faded after scoring those 3 goals and didn't do much after that.

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Maybe Nättinen wasn't given much icetime in the SM-liiga.
His play didn't warrant much more ice time. If you're good, you get to play, no matter how old you are (e.g. Granlund, Pulkkinen, Vatanen).

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Who's left to be sign? Simila and ?
Yeah, Similä before the June 1st deadline and Patrick Johnson before the August 15th deadline.

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