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Boston Bruins East Division
Urho Vaakanainen • #58 • D
Status:On the taxi squad
Ht/Wt:6'1", 185 lbs.
Born:Jan 1, 1999 (22 yrs) in Joensuu, FIN
Experience:2 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2017 (1/18).
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Scouting Report
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.
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