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Kristian Vesalainen

Date of Birth June 1, 1999
Height 6' 3
Weight 203
Country Finland
Position Right Wing
Secondary Position Left Winger
Shoots Left
2017 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection115Las Vegas Las Vegas
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 13: 04-29-2017121Columbus Columbus
Version 12: 04-24-2017121San Jose San Jose
Version 11: 04-23-2017121San Jose San Jose
Version 10: 04-01-2017121Edmonton Edmonton
Version 9: 03-14-2017121Anaheim Anaheim
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Draft History
Drafted in 2017 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 24th Overall Pick by Winnipeg Winnipeg
Additional Information Excellent combination of skill, size, and shot. Reads and reacts to situations in the attack zone well and is strong on the puck. His quickness allows him to separate the opposition from the puck. Strong quick release. Can play either side and displays power and speed. He closes on defenders with his top burst of speed and they are unprepared for him, which leads to penalties or he will blow straight by them. He makes things look easy, like he is a veteran player, reading the ice so well, making terrific give and go passes, with power and agility in his handling of the biscuit. Terrific finisher with a heavy shot. Looks like a top ten selection at this juncture. Already being touted as "Jesse Puljujärvi lite," there are a lot of similarities, but Vesalainen still has a ways to go.

--Bill Placzek--

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