2017 NHL Entry Draft

Miro Heiskanen




Previous Team: Helsinki IFK (Liiga)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 5

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 170 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: July 18, 1999 • Hometown: Espoo, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Helsinki IFK (Finland U16/U18/U20)
First NHL Contract: Signed July 8, 2017
KHL Draft: 2016 by Ufa (Round 2, No. 52 Overall)
Agent: Juha Ylonen (The Will Sports Group)
Finland Liiga Debut: Sept. 16, 2016 (Helsinki IFK at Rauma)
First Liiga Goal: Sept. 20, 2016 (Helsinki IFK at Oulu)

Confident He's Best Defenseman in Draft

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "So smooth. He has ability as a two-way defender and to play under duress. The game is only getting faster, and he's smart enough to keep the flow going." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Team's top defenseman -- Go-to guy on the back end. Rising up the rankings -- smooth skating, mobile defender with good vision and rarely panics or turns the puck over. He has all the tools to be an effective two-way defender in the NHL." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He’s an elite prospect because everything he does comes naturally. His skating is fluid, he has soft hands, and he sees the play a step ahead. Very poised, confident. He lets the puck do the work for him." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "One of Heiskanen’s best assets in his game is his high hockey IQ. He seemingly always makes the right decision both with and without the puck. His skating is tremendous, his technique excellent. His vision and puck handling skills are up with the best in this class and his offensive potential is high." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Calm under pressure and makes heads-up plays with very good vision. Carries the puck really well on the rush. Shows outstanding puck distribution as a PP quarterback." (Red Line Report)