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Fantasy Summary

A mobile, reliable defensive defenseman that plays an effective, simple game.


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February 2024 – Veeti Väisänen is a smooth-skating left-handed defenseman, who’s been logging regular Liiga minutes with KooKoo. He plays a reliable two-way game closing gaps effectively and positioning well. While he may not possess the flashiest tools, he utilizes them extremely effectively. Väisänen plays very mature hockey and rarely looks out of place when playing against professional competition. Despite not having the biggest frame (6’0″ & 163 lbs) he uses it quite well when closing in on the boards even against the Liiga competition. As the season has progressed, he’s seemed more comfortable playing in the Liiga and playing to his strengths. I look forward to seeing if he can elevate his game by becoming more active in the offensive zone on a regular basis. Anni Karvinen

February Rankings: 48th

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 15, 2006
Height 6‘0”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2020-2021 HKKJ U16U16 Mestis13 4 59 24|        
 2021-2022 KooKoo U16U16 SM-sarja15 4 913 24|        
  KooKoo U18U18 SM-sarja25 3 912 64|        
  KooKoo U20U20 SM-sarja5 1 12 0|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr5 0 22 4|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr3 1 12 4|        
 2022-2023 KooKoo U20U20 SM-sarja37 3 1922 12|Playoffs2 0 11
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 2|        
  KooKooLiiga0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  Finland U18 5-Ntn Zuchwil4 1 12 0|        
  Finland U17WHC-176 0 33 19|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr6 0 33 29|        
  Finland U18WJC-185 1 12 2|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr20 2 46 10|        
 2023-2024 KooKoo U20U20 SM-sarja7 2 24 4|        
  KooKooLiiga47 2 79 12|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr4 0 00 2|        

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