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2012 Draft: Top draft eligible prospects in Finland

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2012 Draft: Top draft eligible prospects in Finland


The country of Finland has produced several top-notch goalies and a wealth of talented young forwards in the past few seasons. The same cannot be said of the defenseman position – though that could change with the upcoming draft.

Of the top 10 draft eligible prospects from Finland, four are defensemen. Another Finnish-trained defenseman, potential first round pick Olli Maatta, played for the OHL's London Knights this past season and is thus listed as a North American prospect.

This past season just six Finnish defensemen skated for NHL clubs – only one of whom was under the age of 26 (Nashville's Teemu Laakso played nine games).… read more


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