2017 NHL Entry Draft

Aarne Talvitie

AARNE TALVITIEFinland

NEW JERSEY • ROUND: 6 OVERALL: 160

 

Previous Team: Espoo Blues Jr. (Finland Under-20)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 182

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 198 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 11, 1999 • Hometown: Espoo, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Espoo (Finland U16/U18)
USHL Draft: 2017 by Sioux Falls (Round 3, No. 47 Overall)
First U20 Goal: Sept. 2, 2016 (Espoo vs. Helsinki Jokerit)
NCAA Commitment: Penn State

IN THE NEWS:
World U18 Hat Trick vs. Slovaks (in Finnish)
Played in Four Nations Under-18 (in Finnish)
A Finland Junior Player of Month (in Finnish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Strong two-way player, who plays a very physical game for his size. Expected to come to North America next year, first with Sioux Falls of the USHL, and then off to Penn State. Very good shot, too." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "Good, well rounded upside. He has strong play-making abilities and good offensive instincts. He is also an excellent defensive forward. He would benefit from adding some height although that is out of his control. His most projectable upside may be as a third line forward who can contribute some offense but plays a very defensive minded game as a forward and one who is willing to compete on a regular basis." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)