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Leinonen

Topias Leinonen has what might just be the perfect frame for a goalie. It’s hard to imagine a better build for a puck stopper, and while his list of high-end traits start and end with his size, he still comes with some other decent, albeit unspectacular skills. Unfortunately, he comes with a number of concerns,…

Date of Birth
July 19, 2004
Position
Goal
Height
6'4"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Jyväskylä, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
214 lbs
Draft Result
2/41 (BUF)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 20/22 Leinonen Topias 23891 – Finland vs. Canada WJC-18 by Kellen Eyre View Report
Mar 13/22 Leinonen Topias 23580 – TPS vs. JYP LIIGA by David Di Paolo View Report
Jan 30/22 Leinonen Topias 23324 – Hermes vs. KeuPa HT MESTIS by Kellen Eyre View Report
Jan 12/22 Leinonen Topias 23160 – Jokerit U20 vs. JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja by Derek Neumeier View Report
Nov 14/21 Leinonen Topias 22786 – JYP Jr. U20 vs. Lukko Jr. U20 U20 SM-sarja by David Di Paolo View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2022-2023 JYP liiga 8
2022-2023 JYP U20 u20-sm-sarja 9
2021-2022 JYP liiga 4
2021-2022 JYP U20 u20-sm-sarja 21
2020-2021 JYP U20 u20-sm-sarja 15
2019-2020 JYP U18 u18-sm-sarja 22
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Topias Leinonen has what might just be the perfect frame for a goalie. It’s hard to imagine a better build for a puck stopper, and while his list of high-end traits start and end with his size, he still comes with some other decent, albeit unspectacular skills. Unfortunately, he comes with a number of concerns, too. He can take away the bottom of the net with ease thanks to his lengthy limbs. His pads seal the ice well and quite frankly, any player trying to stickhandle around him and slip the puck just inside the post had better think twice. His legs are fairly quick and can extend back and take away the slightest of opportunities. He may have an unsettled stance with active feet, but he’s also reasonably patient and while he does tend to favor staying in a butterfly position when the puck is low in the zone. Unlike some other netminders of his stature, he prefers to face the rush on his feet and time his descent to coincide with the attack. His crease mobility is a bit clunky at times, although he does move post-to-post and challenge to the top of the blue paint – but not much beyond the edge of the crease unless diving for a loose puck and flopping further away from his net. The bigger concerns revolve around rebound control, which always seems to be an adventure, and the fact that shots from the top of the circles to the low slot seem to just go through him. These are both issues that can be worked on as part of a training strategy and any team drafting him is aware of his limitations and are selecting him more so for the size he’s got as a starting point. If development targets can be reached, he could have an enormous upside, but without improvements the road ahead could be a short one.

– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide