Saturday, January 27, 2018

Finland Announces Their 2018 Olympic Team

The Finns are looking like they could be a team that could be reckoned with.  The team was announced earlier this week and they have a pretty good mix of veteran talent and some of the burgeoning young talent, which is set for a career in the NHL.

14 of the 25 players listed down below have been drafted by an NHL team in their career, but obviously not all of them have been able to hit the ice for an NHL game yet.  Miro Heiskanen was the 3rd overall pick in last year's entry draft, while Eeli Tolvanen was the 30th overall pick in that draft too, both coming in hot from a decent showing at the World Juniors.  Heiskanen, a Dallas prospect, a good overall defenseman, while Tolvanen, Predators property, is going to shoot, shoot and shoot some more.

Between Mikko Koskinen and Karri Ramo, they should be well-endowed in net and since most of these players are playing with each other in Europe, they should find some chemistry fairly quickly.  I wouldn't be sleeping on the Finns, I'd rather be looking at a few of these names for some good sleeper picks.

Player Name POS
Mikko Koskinen G
Juha Metsola G
Karri Ramo G
Marko Anttila F
Jonas Enlund F
Teemu Hartikainen F
Julius Junttila F
Joonas Kemppainen F
Petri Kontiola F
Jarno Koskiranta F
Jani Lajunen F
Mikko Lehtonen F
Sakari Manninen F
Oskar Osala F
Jukka Peltola F
Mika Pyorala F
Veli-Matti Savinainen F
Eeli Tolvanen F
Miro Heiskanen D
Juuso Hietanen D
Tommi Kivisto D
Miika Koivisto D
Lasse Kuokkonen D
Sami Lepisto D
Atte Ohtamaa D
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