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Urho Vaakanainen

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'1" / 185 cm
  • Weight
    185 lbs / 84 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    20/21
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
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C I-divisioona 1 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 16
2012-13 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 5 4 2 6 0 |
Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 15 5 14 19 16 |
Jokipojat U18 Jr. B Mestis 13 3 9 12 52 |
Jokipojat U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 9 1 4 5 4 |
2013-14 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0 |
Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 6 4 6 10 10 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 41 8 25 33 48 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2
2014-15 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 30 4 8 12 34 20 | Playoffs 9 2 0 2 0 -2
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 2 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6 7 10 -2 |
2015-16 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 18 2 11 13 8 10 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 0
Blues Liiga 25 1 5 6 8 -8 |
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 6 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 2 3 6 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 0 -2 |
2016-17 JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
JYP Liiga 41 2 4 6 12 5 | Playoffs 14 0 3 3 2 1
JYP-Akatemia Mestis 3 0 1 1 29 -2 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 5 3 3 6 2 4 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3 3 6 4 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 0 1 4 -2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 1 3 4 -1 |
2017-18 SaiPa Liiga 43 4 7 11 24 8 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 0 1
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 2 3 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 0 2 2 26 |
Finland EHT 5 0 1 1 2 4 |
Finland (all) International 9 0 3 3 4 4 |
2018-19 Providence Bruins AHL - - - - - |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |
2018-19 AHL/ECHL/USHL/WHL/OHL/QMJHL stats powered by HockeyTech
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 2 1 2 3 2 |
2014-15 Blues U20 JCWC 5 1 0 1 6 -4 |
Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 0 3 |
2015-16 Blues Champions HL 2 0 1 1 2 0 |
2016-17 JYP Champions HL 5 0 1 1 4 2 |
Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 2 -1 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
Champions HL 7 0 2 2 0.29 6 2 |
EHT 5 0 1 1 0.20 2 4 |
EYOF 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 3 |
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 0.25 2 -1 |
International 9 0 3 3 0.33 4 4 |
International-Jr 51 6 12 18 0.35 44 -5 |
JCWC 5 1 0 1 0.20 6 -4 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 49 6 19 25 0.51 42 29 | 11 2 0 2 0.18 2 -2
Jr. B Mestis 13 3 9 12 0.92 52 0 |
Jr. B SM-sarja 50 9 29 38 0.76 52 0 | 6 0 3 3 0.50 2 0
Jr. C I-divisioona 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 3 0 1 1 0.33 16 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 21 9 20 29 1.38 26 0 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Jr. C SM-sarja Q 6 4 2 6 1.00 0 0 |
Liiga 109 7 16 23 0.21 44 5 | 23 0 4 4 0.17 2 2
Mestis 3 0 1 1 0.33 29 -2 |
QC Int PW 2 1 2 3 1.50 2 0 |
WHC-17 11 0 1 1 0.09 8 0 |
WJC-18 12 4 5 9 0.75 8 10 |
WJC-20 11 1 1 2 0.18 6 1 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/13/2018
06/13/2018 Confirmed SaiPa Boston Bruins
05/05/2017
05/05/2017 Confirmed JYP SaiPa
04/28/2016
04/28/2016 Confirmed Blues JYP
11/13/2015
11/13/2015 Extension Blues U20 Blues
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2016, 1 #41 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2015, 19 #303 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Entry Draft

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by ISS Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #30 by Future Considerations

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #11 by Hockeyprospect.com

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by McKeen's Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #22 by TSN/McKenzie

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by NHL Central Scouting

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

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