Urho Vaakanainen#58 • D
- Status: In the minors
- Height: 6'1
- Weight: 185 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 0 years
- Birthdate: Jan 1, 1999 (20 years)
- Birthplace: Joensuu, FIN
- Drafted: Drafted by Boston in 2017 (1/18).
|Excels at the defensive aspects of playing along the blueline, such as shot-blocking ability, shutdown qualities and sound decision-making with the puck. Is a solid puck mover with a fairly projectable frame. His offensive game will never be his calling card, so he is unlikely to ever become a No. 1 rearguard in the National Hockey League. Needs to add weight and get stronger to maximize his shutdown appeal.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Reliable, shutdown defenseman with upside.|