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Kristian Vesalainen Profile

Kristian Vesalainen
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/205 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Frolunda (SWE)

Kristian Vesalainen's Player Profile

Jeff Marek of Sportsnet - Mar. 8th: "Scouts like the size and potential, but the lack of production concerns many."

ISS Hockey - Feb. 27th: "Tremendous upside in his game. Wins offensive space with ease. Raw talent on the puck."

Mike Morreale NHL.com - Jan. 20th: "Born in Helsinki, Vesalainen (6-3, 207) is a power forward with great offensive skills. He's a very mobile skater, smart, has a good feel for the game and is a hard working two-way player. He has split the season between Frolunda and HPK in Liiga, Finland's top professional league."

Future Considerations: "A big and strong winger who has the ability to impact the game in many ways…plays a versatile, high-tempo offensive game…battles for pucks and space…a beast along the wall and difficult to move in front of the net…mixes a heavy game with very soft, skilled hands…possesses a very hard shot with quick release…makes soft, easy-to-control passes to his teammates…dangerous anytime he has the puck in the offensive zone"

Dennis Schellenberg Hockey Prospectus - Nov. 9th: "Vesalainen is a big-sized winger who has a high impact on games, even in the SHL against men. He skates with powerful strides and great determination to make plays and open up ice. Possesses a hard shot and good release."

Kristian Vesalainen Videos

Kristian Vesalainen 2016 U18 Highlights

Kristian Vesalainen 1G vs Ässät | Dec 8 2016 | First Liiga Goal

CHL Prospects: Kristian Vesalainen

Kristian Vesalainen | 2015-16 Highlights | Frölunda HC J20

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