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Ville
Heinola

A capable puck-moving defenseman, Heinola is poised under pressure and makes small but smart plays in his own end. Overall, his skating is good, even though he could stand to add a bit more speed. He’s agile, has quick first-step acceleration and can shake off opponents with quick turns. He defends aggressively in the neutral…

Date of Birth
March 2, 2001
Position
Defense
Height
5'11.25
Draft Year
2019
Place of Birth
Honkajoki, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
178 lbs
Draft Result
1/20
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Aug 1/19 Heinola Ville 2019 NHL Draft Guide by FC Staff View Summary

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2019-2020 Lukko liiga 29 0 7 7 0.24 13 12
2018-2019 Lukko liiga 34 2 12 14 0.41 7 26

A capable puck-moving defenseman, Heinola is poised under pressure and makes small but smart plays in his own end. Overall, his skating is good, even though he could stand to add a bit more speed. He’s agile, has quick first-step acceleration and can shake off opponents with quick turns. He defends aggressively in the neutral zone, which can result in odd-man rushes for his team. He creates turnovers and is good at forcing the opposing team to try to cross the neutral zone again. His biggest weaknesses are on the defensive side of things. He gets caught out of position multiple times at even-strength and on the penalty kill. The fact that he gets outmuscled pretty easily doesn’t necessarily help the situation. He’s trusted to play on the penalty kill despite his mistakes, which tells you something about his coaching staff’s faith in him. He carries the puck with confidence and is excellent at traversing his way through the neutral zone. He’s shown an ability to play a deceptive offensive game. He’s able to make quick, small plays when required, but also has poise with the puck. His passes are mostly accurate and crisp. His game needs refining and he doesn’t necessarily have any standout tools, but he projects to be solid two-way defenceman with an offensive upside.