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Simontaival

Simontaival is a dynamic offensive forward who is very fluid on the ice with a decent top speed. He has quick feet and excellent agility, which helps him move the puck up the ice with ease and create many controlled zone entries. He possesses quick hands and he can make plays at high speed. His…

Date of Birth
January 11, 2002
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'9.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Orivesi, FIN  
Shoots
Right
Weight
177 lbs
Draft Result
3/66 (LAK)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Aug 13/22 Simontaival Kasper 24067 – Czechia vs. Finland WJC-20 by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Oct 6/20 Simontaival Kasper D3270 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 21/20 Simontaival Kasper 20976 – Finland vs. Sweden 5NT by Fredrik Haak View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 KalPa liiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 KalPa liiga 33 7 7 14 0.42 -2 14
2021-2022 Lukko liiga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Tappara liiga 30 3 4 7 0.23 3 8
2019-2020 Tappara liiga 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0
2019-2020 Tappara U20 u20-sm-sarja 48 25 32 57 1.19 11 28
2018-2019 Tappara liiga 5 0 2 2 0.4 -1 0
2018-2019 Tappara U20 u20-sm-sarja 27 9 18 27 1 9 10
2017-2018 Tappara U18 u18-sm-sarja 28 17 20 37 1.32 18
2017-2018 Tappara U20 u20-sm-sarja 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Tappara U18 u18-sm-sarja 11 2 5 7 0.64 2
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November Notebook – Haak

Simontaival is a dynamic offensive forward who is very fluid on the ice with a decent top speed. He has quick feet and excellent agility, which helps him move the puck up the ice with ease and create many controlled zone entries. He possesses quick hands and he can make plays at high speed. His skating abilities and puck skills make him dangerous off the rush and allows him to move around the offensive zone with ease. He displays a great vision and hockey senses, setting up teammates with many scoring chances. He also has a dangerous shot, which makes him a dual threat in the offensive end. Despite his small size, he isn’t afraid to get into physical battles. He has a surprising strength for his stature, which allows him to deliver solid checks and work hard in board battles. He puts pressure on the puck carrier and works hard to recover the puck. He gets into dirty areas and loves to work in front of the net. He still needs to work on his upper-body strength as he gets knocked off the puck too easily. He showcases a high compete level on the forecheck and in corners, but he doesn’t really backcheck and seems uninterested in defending. He has an offensive mentality, as he’s often gliding in his own zone, looking to counterattack before blocking plays. Thanks to his offensive tools, Simontaival has a high upside, but his defensive play and small stature might make the transition to the pro-level tougher.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide