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Urho Vaakanainen Profile


Urho Vaakanainen
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/185 lbs
Position: LHD
Team: Blues (FIN)



Urho Vaakanainen's Player Profile

Jeff Marek of Sportsnet - Mar. 8th: "Shines on the defensive side of the puck at even strength and PK. Has an uncanny ability to get his stick in shooting and passing lanes. Just donít expect offence. He wonít be out there late in a game to tie it up, but youíll love him out there protecting a lead."

ISS Hockey - Feb. 22nd: "Good two-way mindset. Sees ice well & anticipates transition. Active in all zones."

Mike Morreale NHL.com - Jan. 20th: "An intelligent, two-way defender (6-0, 185) who can read the play well, has good vision and a strong skill set that includes skating, passing and an accurate shot. He is a reliable team player and has a sound defensive game."

Dennis Schellenberg Hockey Prospectus - Nov. 9th: "A very complete two-way defenceman who does not have a lot of flaws in his game. Vaakanainen is a very good puck mover, has great poise and makes crisp, accurate passes. Heís a very mobile skater with impressive edge work and fluid strides."

Urho Vaakanainen Videos

CHL Prospects: Urho Vaakanainen


Urho Vaakanainen 1st Liiga goal


Urho Vaakanainen 1G vs Denmark | Dec 27 2016 | U20 World Juniors


Urho Vaakanainen 1G vs KalPa | Nov 15 2016



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