When Veeti Miettinen steps out onto the ice, he becomes a spectacle for all who are watching. Q: In public draft rankings, you’ve been on second and third round in many of them but some rankings have forgotten you entirely. How was the change and how would you compare the two? #NuortenSMLiiga: RW Veeti Miettinen (Ranked No. Eniten suomalaispelaajia haali Toronto Maple Leafs, johon meni peräti neljä sinivalkoista: Ässien hyökkääjä Roni Hirvonen, Kärppien pakki Topi Niemelä, St. Capable of outskating defenders, he uses his speed to gain time and space for his teammates. Even though he is a good playmaker, he’s more of a goal-scorer at heart. A: Not really, I prefer not to see them. And he’s doing all of that while carrying a weak team that doesn’t have much talent around him. He finished the play despite receiving a huge slash on his hands in the process. He can change his speed and surprise defenders with quick bursts, with good four-step acceleration. This wasn’t the only situation today where he showed excellent hand-eye coordination. I’ve tried to avoid going to public places. Miettinen played right wing on the third line for Finland’s B squad in a U20 training camp game against the Czechs. Shoots: Left The first one he batted a rebound in from mid-air. When given time and space, Miettinen is able to get his shot off in a hurry and makes his opponents pay more often than not. He is not afraid to go to the net to find the loose puck and is rewarded for his efforts more often than not. Complete player biography and stats. I’m sure it would have been a nice event. Report: Veeti Miettinen at HIFK U20. He also displayed quality passing skills. Cloud in the fall. Miettinen is the top player on his team and one of the top players in the league. This season, Miettinen’s 34 goals and 63 points in 45 games lead the league by a wide margin, and his points-per-game average is also the best in the league. Covering [...], Jokke Nevalainen2020-09-30T11:50:42-04:00September 30th, 2020|, On this episode of Dobber's DraftCast, hosts Tony Ferrari and Jokke Nevalainen are joined by the majority of the DobberProspects' scouting team to sort out the teams top-100 2020 NHL Draft rankings! October 2020 – The Maple Leafs have drafted Miettinen in the 6th round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. While there, I get to go to school and work towards my degree. Veeti. He played a total of 23:05 and was consistently noticeable on the ice. Was it harder to make and keep your decision because of these things? I’m open to everything at this point. Miettinen is clearly too good for the junior league but he was forced to spend another year there so that he can maintain his NCAA eligibility because he’s going to St. What were the reasons that led to this decision? Makes the right read, stick lifts for the turnovers, turns on the afterburners to gain space while drifting inside, then rifles one home from the left circle. Cloud State University next season. You need to be Premium to access this feature. Maybe it was a tiny thanks for the work that I put into it. A high upside, high waiting time prospect. Place of Birth: Espoo, Finland . By Mathieu Sheridan May 4th, 2020. There were other players as well who should have been on the team and didn’t make it because they played in the junior league. NHL:ään varattiin poikkeuksellisessa ja ikimuistoisessa draftissa lokakuussa 2020 kaikkiaan 17 pelaajaa, joista yksi ykköskierroksella ja kolme kakkoskierroksella. But I think everyone knew they wouldn’t choose anyone from that league. Q: You had to play junior hockey this past season to maintain NCAA eligibility. A: An offensive player who is skilled with the puck, smart, and owns a good shot. With only six penalty minutes, Miettinen routinely shows that he plays the game the right way. Right Wing -- shoots L Born Sep 20 2001 [19 yrs. Q: Do you have a place where you can shoot the puck in your backyard? Miettinen. Miettinen also made some really good offensive zone entries on the PP, and showed a very good one-timer as well. Miettinen is a puck-hound who is always trying to steal the puck and cause turnovers. Copyright © 2020 | WordPress Theme by MH Themes, 2020 NHL Draft Preview – 24 Finnish Prospects, from Lundell to Ottavainen, Kakko impresses in exhibition game vs Islanders, Notes from the first game of the U20 national team camp, ARTICLE: VEETI MIETTINEN AND RONI HIRVONEN LEADING THE WAY FOR BLUES U20. We only use official stats. All in all, he played over 17 minutes in the game his team won 4-3. Miettinen still shows a good work ethic as well as above average skating ability. ” A small goal-scoring winger with lethal wrist shot and very good playmaking abilities. He is one of the oldest players in his draft class but he put up 42 goals and 73 points in 52 games this season playing in Jr. SM-liiga, the highest level of junior hockey in Finland. Q: You led the league in points during the qualification series, and if we look at the entire season, you led the league by a wide margin in both goals and points. Interview: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Veeti Miettinen, Dobber’s DraftCast Episode 11: 2021 NHL Draft with Scott Wheeler, Dobber’s DraftCast Episode 10: Reviewing and Dissecting the 2020 NHL Draft, Dobber’s DraftCast Episode 9: Draft Rankings Top-100 Scouting Meeting, Dobber’s DraftCast Episode 8: U.S. Prospects with Chris Peters, Dobber’s DraftCast Episode 7: Swedish Prospects with Jimmy Hamrin. eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-box-3','ezslot_10',652,'0','0'])); If he’s not at the hockey rink, he’s probably watching games from TV. In 2016-17, he won a silver medal while playing for the Blues U18 team of the Jr .B SM-sarja. Committed to St. Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Veeti Miettinen, 2001-09-20 Espoo, FIN Finland. Q: The season before, your team finished second in the league but this past season, your team fell to the lower continuation series. He has an excellent wrist shot which he can release quickly and accurately. A: Obviously these days skating is something that needs to be improved all the time. Photo Courtesy of lastwordonhockey.com This past NHL season had an interesting. A: They showed interest from the get-go, and they’ve had many players from Espoo. ago] Height 5.09 -- Weight 161 [175 cm/73 kg] Drafted by Toronto Maple Leafs - round 6 #168 overall 2020 NHL Entry Draft Regular Season Playoffs; Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/-GP G A Pts PIM; Embed Veeti Miettinen stats! A: Of course I can’t get to the ice or to the gym but I’ve managed to do everything else like stick-handling, shooting the puck and jogging normally. Did it frustrate you to play in a league you had sort of played through already? Submit changes (incorrect DOB, missing stats, incorrect stats, social media links etc) using a web form and we will review your update request within 24 hours and update accordingly. He drew the defenders towards himself and then threw a great cross-ice pass, and the player receiving the pass had an easy job putting the puck in. I’ll just live in the moment. Q: Which players have been your idols growing up and more recently as well? His shot could be bit quicker and more accurate however. Q: If you had to use a current NHL player as a comparison for yourself, who would it be? It would have been nice to see more offensive plays from Miettinen in this game but their line seemed to lack chemistry which is understandable because it was the first game of the season and they had had just one on-ice practice together before the game. He was also rewarded the Keijo Kuusela Award for leading the league in goals with 27. He also has some physicality in his game despite his size and young age. Statistics of Veeti Miettinen, a hockey player born Sep 20 2001. Additionally, I’ve always been good at school, so I didn’t want to waste that either. DobberHockey and Goalie Post launched in 2005, becoming the first independent fantasy hockey and starting goalie websites on the Internet. Q: Is it frustrating to not know when and how the NHL Draft will be held? Miettinen also showed excellent backchecking and forechecking ability. I interviewed Miettinen over the phone in Finnish, transcribed that discussion, and then translated it to English. Shoots Left Weight 161 lbs Draft Result PENDING Reports Statistics News Bio. Veeti Miettinen is a 5-foot-9 winger who is eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.