FC Rank 31
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Patrik
Puistola

Showing high-end skill and vision, Puistola has a nose for the net and wins a ton of battles to get his stick on pucks in the crease area. Although he could use an extra gear, his skating is overall pretty solid. He is actually pretty quick compared to some of his peers and he gains…

Date of Birth
January 11, 2001
Position
Right Wing
Height
6'0.0
Draft Year
2019
Place of Birth
Tampere, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
174 lbs
Draft Result
3/73
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Aug 1/19 Puistola Patrik 2019 NHL Draft Guide by FC Staff View Summary

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 JYP liiga
2019-2020 Jukurit liiga 7 3 2 5 0.71 1 0
2019-2020 KooKoo liiga 14 3 2 5 0.36 6 0
2019-2020 KOOVEE mestis 4 1 3 4 1 0 0
2019-2020 Tappara liiga 24 0 2 2 0.08 1 2
2018-2019 LeKi mestis 22 15 11 26 1.18 10 2
2018-2019 Tappara liiga 16 0 1 1 0.06 -4 0

Showing high-end skill and vision, Puistola has a nose for the net and wins a ton of battles to get his stick on pucks in the crease area. Although he could use an extra gear, his skating is overall pretty solid. He is actually pretty quick compared to some of his peers and he gains an edge by being a step ahead mentally. He moves the puck well, generally drives the pace of play and shows the self-assurance to try clever and creative plays. He has great hands and his offensive instincts and solid. Another sneaky good aspect of his game is how effective he is as a goal scorer. He has a very dangerous wrist shot off the rush and on the power play. The amount of tips, rebounds and net-front battles he wins is astounding given his size. He’s not your prototypical looking goal scorer, but he’s really effective. He also plays with a lot of confidence on the ice. Playing without the puck is not his strong suit. His biggest weaknesses are on the defensive side of things, but his compete level is good and his high hockey IQ should allow him to turn into a more complete player in the future. He doesn’t jump off the page as an NHL prospect, but there is something to be said about a player who doesn’t just survive but thrives despite seemingly underwhelming tools.