2017 NHL Entry Draft

Eetu Luostarinen

EETU LUOSTARINENFinland

CAROLINA • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 42

 

Previous Team: Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 174

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-2½ • Weight: 178 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 2, 1998 • Hometown: Siilinjarvi, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Kuopio (Finland U16/U17/U18/U20)
Liiga Debut: Nov. 10, 2016 (Kuopio at Lappeenranta)
First Liiga Goal: Dec. 10, 2016 (Kuopio at Tampere Tappara)

IN THE NEWS:
Team Reached 2017 Liiga Finals (in Finnish)
U-20 Five Nations Team Captain (in Finnish)
Promoted to Liiga at Midseason (in Finnish)
Dominated U-19 Win vs. Czechs (in Finnish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A big forward who is capable of playing all three forward positions. He has excellent skating ability, especially for his size. His first few steps are quick and get him up to his top speed which is nothing short of impressive for a forward just under 6-foot-3. He likes to challenge defenders in one-on-one situations and showed skill that quickly boosted him to the top men's league in Finland. When the game slows down, his hockey sense takes over and he shows intelligence to get into position and reads the play well. He is a smart player in all three zones and contributes at both ends of the ice. His puck skills are only average and will need to see some improvements. He likes to use his big frame in battles, finishes his hits and plays an aggressive style." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)