Place of BirthVaasa, FIN
Hemming is a very skilled winger who thrives with the puck on his stick. He’s definitely a shooting threat, and his versatility is what makes him the dangerous player as he is. His puckhandling is great to watch; he doesn’t handle the puck quickly but deliberately moves it into an empty space next to the defender’s stick and feet. He has the composure to hold onto the puck for just the time needed before finding his best possible option. Hemming’s release is quick and effortless, and he can shoot the puck in a short time from a small space. He is a unpredictable player when attacking without the puck, too. He suddenly appears to fill empty space on the ice to make himself an option. He is moving all the time, and with his movement he is also able to create space for the puck carrier on both rushes and sustained attacks. He gets power-play time, and his unit’s flow runs mostly through him. Skating is above average, especially the first kicks are explosive. On crossovers, the inside leg kick looks weak and short, he could get a lot more power for his skating improving that. He didn’t use his one-timer in this game and he didn’t put himself in opportunities to use it. There were situations in the defensive zone where he could have played with a better effort, but mainly he performed his role quite well. This was my first view of Hemming, but this reinforced perceptions of him being picked in the first round of the 2024 draft.
Emil Hemming's Reports
|Jul 31/23||Emil Hemming||24923 – Canada vs. Finland||HLINKA||by Arttu Myllymaki||View Summary|