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Kari
Piiroinen

An overaged goalie who spent the year playing over in Finland, Piiroinen has a decent sized frame and possesses high level athleticism. Using his leg strength, he’s capable of moving side-to-side with ease and has an aggressive mentality that allows him to have success when challenging shooters. Goalies in today’s game like to come out…

Date of Birth
July 1, 2001
Position
Goal
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Helsinki, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
176 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 22/21 Piiroinen Kari 22126 – Hermes vs. TUTO MESTIS by Shaun Richardson View Report
Oct 19/18 Piiroinen Kari 19985 – Windsor vs. Niagara OHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Nov 5/17 Piiroinen Kari 18976 – Russia vs. Sweden WJC-17 by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2020-2021 Tappara liiga 0
2020-2021 TPS liiga 1
2020-2021 TUTO Hockey mestis 14
2019-2020 Windsor Spitfires ohl 30
2018-2019 Windsor Spitfires ohl 27
July 23, 2021
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An overaged goalie who spent the year playing over in Finland, Piiroinen has a decent sized frame and possesses high level athleticism. Using his leg strength, he’s capable of moving side-to-side with ease and has an aggressive mentality that allows him to have success when challenging shooters. Goalies in today’s game like to come out and play the puck, Piiroinen falls into that category. He’s calculated when it comes to playing the puck, making sure he has the proper time and space to leave his net to grab the puck and slow the game down for his team. Even though he’s an athletic guy he does not solely rely on it to be successful. While relying on it a majority of the time Piiroinen does show above average positional awareness and composure in his crease. Where he begins to struggle is when there is a lot of traffic in front of him. Even with the size he has, he can lose the puck through crowds a little too often but does have the mobility and quickness to recover on occasion. He can anticipate well, and had a good year in Finland. His traits should have him on team’s radars this time around and he should hear his name called in the last few rounds of the draft.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide