Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by mymerlincat, Jul 13, 2018.
Yes. I'm appalled if he doesnt get picked in the 2nd at least.
"Heinola started this season in Jr. A SM-liiga but after putting up nine points in nine games, he was called up to the Liiga squad. Heinola’s performance in the Liiga has been so impressive that he’s stayed up ever since, and it’s looking very unlikely he would be sent back to junior ever again. "
You can read more observations about him from that link.
Looking like he made the WJC team as a 17 year old, and may even slot into the top 4.
Haven’t really seen much discussion on him, so kind of surprised he made it over Thomson and Kokkonen (or at least outlasted them).
Well he is a late first/early second for me and for some Finnish scouts. I don't know if he'll make it to the WJC roster as there are couple of older guys who might made it before him. He arrived later to the Canada than others because he was sick. I don't know if that was a reason why he didn't play against Denmark.
He is a very good modern puck moving defenseman, who has been real good defensively for Lukko. He has gotten better offensively in his last games. I am a huge fan of him.
Thanks for the input!
Would be cool to see him make it and play well as a 17 year old.
This seems like a good sign:
He's criminally underrated.
I agree. I like him more than Kokkonen/Honka.
I really think the kid is a top 20 worthy pick in the draft. He is a first pairing D-man in Liiga and has progressed a ton during this season. If he has good U-20s and is able to be a dominate offensive U-18 tourney he will definitely turn some heads.
Looks like he made it to the WJC as he was paired with Jokiharju on todays skate.
He has been great tonight against Slovakia.
Yeah, he’s looked pretty good so far for a 17 year old.
Had a very good tournament until he got injured.. Too bad as I would've liked to see him play more.
I expected a lot from him and he delivered. I think some scouts will rank him in the 1st round now. Hopefully his injury isn't too serious that he would miss like a month or two.. Let's cross fingers.
Craig Button list him at #23 , I'd say thats realistic after his good WJC.
Lukko just announced that Heinola will be out 6-8 weeks.
Well not too bad. Could've easily been 6-8 months instead.
Nice, maybe he'll drop to my team in the second now!
He will be back in the lineup today after his injury.
Had this powerplay assist tonight.
My favourite prospect for this years draft.
2 assists tonight, so 0+3 in 2 games after his injury. 1+8 +11 now in 25 games.
Watched a couple of his games shift-by-shift recently and I quite like the way he plays and the high-level hockey sense and efficiency that he displays on a nightly basis. I don't see sky-high upside in Heinola, but I'm pretty sure he could be a really serviceable second-pairing defenseman if he continues to develop.
At this point, given what I know of him and what I've seen on the ice, I think he's solidified his position inside the latter half of the first round of this year's draft.
His vision is really good, his smallish frame and good stick remind me of Heiskanen allthough Heiskanen is probably better skater, shooter and better on own end. I think Heinolas vision is better and Heinola is definiyely top15 pick for me.
Goal from tonight:
Ville Heinola 28 2+9= 11 +11 60 shots (2.14 per game) 18:25 TOI
Miro Heiskanen 37 5+5= 10 -1 94 shots (2.54 per game) 18:59 TOI
Another Heiskanen for Finns?
After U20 Worlds in Liiga 5 games 1+4= 5.
How is his foot-speed and acceleration?
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