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Mobile defenseman trusted by his coaches due to his decent ability to limit high-danger chances when on the ice, but lacks substantive NHL upside.


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August 2022 – Petteri Nurmi, selected by the Habs in the seventh round in 2022, is a mobile defenseman who closes his gaps quickly and aggressively despite the lack of explosiveness in his stride, which is mainly due to his mediocre knee bend. His in-zone defensive play is aggressive but not very calculated. He pressures at the wrong moments, fairly often, and struggles to adapt if his opponent rolls around the pressure he applies. Offensively, Nurmi likes to activate off the rush and he has a decent shot to use when he gets the puck as the trailer. Apart from this, his offensive toolkit is limited. He is an average passer but misses the not-so-obvious high-danger passing opportunities. As he played the full season in a pro league (Liiga), there are worse bets the Habs could have made in round seven, but the upside is limited. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 12, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 168 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 7; Overall: 194


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Blues SelectsQC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Kiekko-Espoo U16U16 SM-sarja Q22 1 1920 4|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U16U16 SM-sarja18 0 44 4|Playoffs4 0 00
  Kiekko-Espoo U18U18 SM-sarja1 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Kiekko-Espoo U18U18 SM-sarja36 3 1114 10|Playoffs4 1 01
  Kiekko-Espoo U18 AkatemiaU18 Mestis Q6 7 815 4|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U18 AkatemiaU18 Mestis1 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Kiekko-Espoo U18U18 SM-sarja40 6 1117 32|        
  Kiekko-Espoo U18 AkatemiaU18 Mestis2 0 22 0|