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Miettinen

A slighter forward who has solid goal-scoring instincts, Miettinen has the ability to release the puck in tight spaces. His IQ and knowledge of the game are evident, he is excellent at supporting his teammates when they have control of the puck. He will never be a play driver but he’s has most of his…

Date of Birth
April 7, 2003
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Espoo, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
165 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 17/21 Miettinen Verner 21961 – Espoo U20 vs. KooKoo U20 JR A SM-liiga by Austin Broad View Report
Jan 23/21 Miettinen Verner 21613 – Jokerit J20 vs. Espoo J20 JR A SM-liiga by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-sarja 19 7 3 10 -19 4
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 19, 2021
Notebook: Mailloux, Poltapov, Stankoven & More
April 18, 2021
Tuomaala, Lambert headline Finland’s U18 roster
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
November 25, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 Finnish players to watch

A slighter forward who has solid goal-scoring instincts, Miettinen has the ability to release the puck in tight spaces. His IQ and knowledge of the game are evident, he is excellent at supporting his teammates when they have control of the puck. He will never be a play driver but he’s has most of his success when he can work off the puck and get open in the high-danger areas to use his shot. He’s capable of making any pass on the ice but doesn’t use his passing ability often enough to be considered a playmaking threat. Miettinen has a tendency to overthink with the puck, whether it’s trying to make an extra move before making a pass or taking his eyes off the puck while receiving a pass from his teammates, he fumbles the puck a little too often. His skating is also an area that will need to be improved on if he wants to be effective at the professional level. Miettinen has a choppy stride that causes him to slow down when carrying the puck so he struggles with creating separation for himself in transition. He has a lot of tools but he’s a raw player, if he’s able to clean up his game he’s an excellent option for teams in later rounds.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide