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Finland URHO VAAKANAINEN  Unsigned - click for Team Depth Chart
Last team: SaiPa - 2018

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BIRTHYEAR 1999-01-01 BIRTHPLACEJoensuu, FIN
AGE 18 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 84 kg / 185 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Jokipojat CONTRACT 17/18
NHL DRAFT 2017 round 1 #18 overall by Boston Bruins
SOCIAL Urho Vaakanainen Twitter Urho Vaakanainen Facebook Urho Vaakanainen Instagram Urho Vaakanainen  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1

Father: Harri Vaakanainen

© Photo: Dan Hickling

An intelligent, two-way defender…reads the play really well, has his head up all the time and makes quick decisions with the puck, Futureconsiderations.ca 2017
He has good puck moving ability and strong offensive upside. He is also a good skater and can rush the puck up ice with confidence, Hockeyprospect.com 2017

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2011-12 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C I-divisioona 1 0 002 | Playoffs 3 0 1116  
 2012-13 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 4 260 |            
  Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 15 5 141916 |            
  Jokipojat U18 Jr. B Mestis 13 3 91252 |            
  Jokipojat U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 9 1 454 |            
 2013-14 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 0 000 |            
  Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 6 4 61010 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 41 8 253348 | Playoffs 5 0 332  
 2014-15 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 30 4 81234 20 | Playoffs 9 2 020 -2 
  Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 112 |            
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6710 -2 |            
 2015-16 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 18 2 11138 10 | Playoffs 2 0 002
  Blues Liiga 25 1 568 -8 |            
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 006 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 236 6 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 000 -2 |            
 2016-17 JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 000 -1 |            
  JYP Liiga 41 2 4612 5 | Playoffs 14 0 332
  JYP-Akatemia Mestis 3 0 1129 -2 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 3 362 4 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3 364 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 014 -2 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 134 -1 |            
 2017-18 SaiPa Liiga 6 0 000 4 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2014-15 Blues U20 JCWC 5 1 016 -4 |            
  Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 110 3 |            
 2015-16 Blues Champions HL 2 0 112 0 |            
 2016-17 JYP Champions HL 5 0 114 2 |            
  Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 112 -1 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  Champions HL: 7 0 2 2 0.29 |    
  EYOF: 3 0 1 1 0.33 |    
  Hlinka Memorial: 4 0 1 1 0.25 -1  |    
  International-Jr: 38 6 10 16 0.42 18  -5  |    
  JCWC: 5 1 0 1 0.20 -4  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 49 6 19 25 0.51 42  29  | 11 2 0 2 0.18 -2 
  Jr. B Mestis: 13 3 9 12 0.92 52  |    
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 50 9 29 38 0.76 52  | 6 0 3 3 0.50
  Jr. C I-divisioona: 1 0 0 0 0.00 | 3 0 1 1 0.33 16 
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 21 9 20 29 1.38 26  | 1 0 0 0 0.00
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 6 4 2 6 1.00 |    
  Liiga: 72 3 9 12 0.17 20  | 14 0 3 3 0.21
  Mestis: 3 0 1 1 0.33 29  -2  |    
  WHC-17: 11 0 1 1 0.09 |    
  WJC-18: 12 4 5 9 0.75 10  |    
  WJC-20: 6 1 0 1 0.17 -2  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2013-2014 Jr. B SM-sarja First All-Star Team
  Jr. C SM-sarja Champion
  U16 Pohjola Camp MVP
2014-2015 EYOF Bronze Medal
  Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal
2015-2016 Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
  U18 WJC Gold Medal
2016-2017 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- EYOF Bronze Medal 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal 14/15
- Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal 15/16
- Jr. B SM-sarja First All-Star Team 13/14
- Jr. C SM-sarja Champion 13/14
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 16/17
- U16 Pohjola Camp MVP 13/14
- U18 WJC Gold Medal 15/16
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 16/17



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2017-05-05 Confirmed JYP SaiPa
2016-04-28 Confirmed Blues JYP
2015-11-13 Extension Blues U20 Blues 3 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2016, round 1 #41 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the CHL Import Draft
- Drafted 2015, round 19 #303 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Entry Draft
 
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #11 by Hockeyprospect.com
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by ISS Hockey
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #30 by Future Considerations
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by McKeen's Hockey
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #22 by TSN/McKenzie
 
 
Career transactions
- 2015-11-13 • Signed to a three-year contract with Blues
- 2013-Summer• Transferred from Jokipojat juniors to Blues juniors

Other memorable dates
- 2015-11-28 • Scored first Liiga assist point (vs.Kärpät)
- 2015-11-13 • Made Liiga debut (vs JYP) +/-: 0 S: 2 TOI; 18:47 (AGE:16)
- 2015-10-26 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster
- 2015-01-13 • Selected to U17 European Youth Olympic Festival roster
- 2014-10-27 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster