Pokka is a pretty advanced young defenseman, as he's played beyond his age group the last two years, including getting a good amount of games in Finland's top men's league at 17 years of age. He also was a key member of Finland's blue line at the World Juniors, an unusual feat at his age for an eventual top-four team. Pokka's hockey sense is certainly impressive as it is at the least above-average but I could certainly argue that it is plus as well. He has a really cool demeanor with and without the puck on the ice. With the puck, his panic threshold is very impressive, which allows him to move the puck well as he won't turn it over, can consistently make long passes, and his decisions are quick. Pokka's defensive work is impressive for his age, as he reads his assignments well, closes his gaps efficiently, and makes all the right reads that allows him to shut down good players. Pokka still needs work in a few areas if he wants to be a truly effective two-way player, though. He will engage physically, but he's not overly threatening in that area, be it with his battle effort or his size/strength combo. He's also a fringe skater who can easily get turned around by faster players.
An all-round defenseman with a good defensive game. Plays with confidence and knows how to move the puck. Has a tendency to make easy mistakes due to his inexperience in professional hockey. Room for improvement offensively. (Matias Strozyk, 2010)
Pokka is an two-way defender who plays steady defense and good offensive game. He plays smart defense and has good hockeysence. He's already playing FEL and had fair amount of ice time. He was clearly the best D for team Finland at U-20 WJC. His skating should be better for the NHL. He should play 1-2 season at FEL. I could see hin playing 18-20 minutes per night and running PP for is FEL team at next season.
You get two-way defender who is established against men. His biggest concern is his skating. His shot and playmaking at the point are his strength.