I think he plays in the SM liiga this year for IFK
Yes he will. Also he is some puck skills, but he is more shut down d-man and had a mean streak and he is a natural leader. He are so good in own end and give good first passes. For me, he is like a new Jere Karalahti, he is so similar, but don't have a drinking/drug problems like Karalahti. He was also captain in U18 championship Finnish team and won gold in HIFK junior A this year. I think he is absolutely steal. I think he go latest 3 round, but could go early second too. You get great prospect!
This draft reminds me a lot of 2004 (minus Radulov of course)... I was so excited by Meidl, Fugere, Niskala, Balan, Kulyash, later on Santorelli... much later on Pekka Rinne...
Now, Rinne is a beast for sure, but in the 8th round that's just a darn lucky pick. The rest of the draft ended up producing nothing. Hope I'm wrong and 2 or 3 of these guys make it, i'm just not excited yet.
Vainonen will have a great opportunity to play a lot in Kingston. He'll most likely be on the first pairing and he will play 25-30 minutes a game. Plus Kingston's coach is Todd Gill who played over 1000 games in the NHL.