Anttoni Honka

2019 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Liiga.fi

Fantasy Summary

Boom or bust type offensive defenseman with high upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 5, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

November 2018 – The younger Honka got a lot of praise after putting up big numbers in the Liiga last season. He had a good start to this season as well but he struggled as the season went on which is why he was sent down to Mestis which is a second-tier pro league in Finland. Honka has great offensive tools which give him huge upside but there are a lot of concerns about his defensive game. Honka is a great skater who can make quick turns at high speed. His puck-skills are elite. He makes great reads and is always looking for offense. But defensively, there’s a ton of work to be done, and he hasn’t really shown any progress in that area. Honka is also one of the older players for his draft class which is another cause for concern. His small size (5-10, 170) also doesn’t help matters. He has a chance to play at the World Juniors but his spot isn’t guaranteed by any means.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 2 2 4 4 |          
  JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 10 5 9 14 20 |          
  JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 31 3 6 9 4 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 7 0 4 4 2 |          
  JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 26 2 7 9 6 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 14 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 28 4 13 17 22 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  JYP Liiga 20 2 7 9 2 |          
  JYP Champions HL 5 0 0 0 2 |          
  KeuPa HT Mestis 7 0 3 3 8 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 5 5 6 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 23 1 13 14 14 |          
 2018-2019 JYP Champions HL 6 0 0 0 4 |          
  JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 6 2 7 9 2 |          
  JYP Liiga 16 1 3 4 6 |          
  KeuPa HT Mestis 11 2 5 7 10 | Playoffs 4 2 2 4
  Jukurit Liiga 11 2 2 4 6 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

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