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Kasper Simontaival Profile

Kasper Simontaival
Ht/Wt: 5' 9"/179 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Tappara (JR. A SM-LIIGA)

Kasper Simontaival's Player Profile

Eetu Siltanen - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 30th: "A skilled winger with good offensive tools. Simontaival’s a good skater; he has good agility and acceleration but could improve his top speed a bit. Undersized player but actually pretty strong and not afraid of the physical game."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 21st: "The risk with Simontaival is that he doesn’t have that extra straight-line gear you’d hope for in a smaller winger. The rest of his skill set is too high-end to ignore, though."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 30th: "He's small but quick with excellent hands and a desire to create. Simontaival put up big numbers in Finland's top junior league this season but couldn't quite find his game against pros."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - June 22nd: "He has top-nine upside because he can drive hard to the net and protect the puck well. He has excellent offensive instincts, good hands and game sense to read situations on the fly and his defensive game improved when he consistently battled hard to win possession. He'll play for Tappara in Liiga, Finland's top professional men's league, in 2020-21."

Matthew Zator - The Hockey Writers - May 22nd: "He’s struggled with injuries, but his talent is undeniable as he has great speed, vision and hockey sense to go along with a solid wrist shot. He will have to work on his play without the puck and curb his injury problems to make it to the highest level."

Steve Koumianos - The Draft Analyst - Feb. 8th: "Simontaival has been able to use his quickness and attack-first mentality to generate multiple chances for himself or his linemates. Creating time and space is rarely a problem for someone with quick feet and advanced puck control like Simontaival, and his anticipation off the hop is quite high."

Kasper Simontaival's Stats

Kasper Simontaival Videos

Kasper Simontaival shows off his strong offensive skills against Hifk U 20

Kasper Simontaival make it look easy at Finland national team.

Kasper Simontaival 2G 1A vs Jokerit U20 | Sep 22 2018

Kasper Simontaival 1G 1A vs TUTO Hockey U20 | Aug 31 2018

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