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Jimi
Suomi

There aren’t very many defensemen in this draft who are more high-risk, high-reward than Suomi. He’s an incredibly quick little bugger who can burn you from a standstill with his acceleration. His edgework is also excellent, allowing him to curl or stop on a dime to escape forecheckers. Mobility looks effortless at times. He plays…

Date of Birth
March 1, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
5'9"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Espoo, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
152 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Sep 21/21 Suomi Jimi 22492 – TPS vs. JYP LIIGA by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Sep 18/21 Suomi Jimi 22478 – TPS vs. JYP LIIGA by Ville Holopainen View Report
Apr 30/21 Suomi Jimi 22030 – Finland vs. Czech Republic WJC-18 by Austin Broad View Report
Mar 13/21 Suomi Jimi 21791 – KalPa U20 vs. Jokerit U20 JR A SM-liiga by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jan 23/21 Suomi Jimi 21608 – Jokerit U20 vs. Espoo U20 JR A SM-liiga by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-sarja 15 1 10 11 18
July 28, 2021
Undrafted: The top players unselected at the 2021 Draft
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 20, 2021
2021 Draft Targets: Five prospects to consider in Round 4
July 18, 2021
NHL Draft Sleepers: Five potential steals to keep an eye on
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 30, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 5
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 18, 2021
Tuomaala, Lambert headline Finland’s U18 roster
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
February 3, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – January 2021
November 25, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 under-the-radar Finnish players to watch

There aren’t very many defensemen in this draft who are more high-risk, high-reward than Suomi. He’s an incredibly quick little bugger who can burn you from a standstill with his acceleration. His edgework is also excellent, allowing him to curl or stop on a dime to escape forecheckers. Mobility looks effortless at times. He plays on his toes constantly and displays a ton of energy, confidence and enthusiasm. There’s an incredible amount of escapability and deception to his game, utilizing crossovers, look-offs, head fakes, stutter steps and abrupt changes of speed and direction to fool opponents and create space for himself. At his best, he’s the type of defenseman with enough skill to exit dangerous forecheck pressure and carry the puck end-to-end. Usually gets the job done without the puck in open ice thanks to his gaps and determination, but he has a lot of trouble separating the man from the puck once the play slows down in his own end due to his small size and lack of bulk. The main issues for him right now, though, are his decision-making and his risk-taking, and they can be big ones. Turnovers are simply far too common. It’s nice that he’s confident and wants the puck on his stick, but it gets him into trouble because he frequently tries to do too much all by himself. He’ll try to beat opponents one-on-two or one-on-three and fail repeatedly, enough times that you’ll want to tear your hair out. But then a few shifts later he’ll do something amazing and pull you to the edge of your seat. Suomi has the pure skill to be a premier puck-moving defenseman at the NHL level, but whether or not he can improve his awareness and decision-making to ever get to that point is a million-dollar question for scouts. Either way, drafting him is definitely a risk worth taking, and it will be interesting to see how much risk a team is willing to accept with him.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide