His strong skating ability helps him to keep forwards in front of him and maintain good gap control. Jokke Nevalainen, February 2019 – Thomson left Finland to play for the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL, and so far that decision has looked good for him. Scouting Report. Among WHL defensemen he was 21st in points and tied for third in goals. Statistics of Lassi Thomson, a hockey player from Tempere, Finland born Sep 24 2000 who was active from 2018 to 2021. Most recently in the Liiga with Ilves. He also picks his spots well in sneaking down from the point and getting off a wrist shot from the top of the circles. He could also stand to be better at using his stick to cut down passing lanes. Upload the photo, let us review it and we will upload it within 48 hours, assuming you confirm you have the photographer's permisson to have it uploaded at eliteprospects.com. As an 18-year-old WHL rookie, Thomson had a productive offensive season. This team is currently very close to being very good but It has some serious flaws but the draft won’t solve those immediate flaws. He has good speed in both directions as well as very good acceleration, reaching that top speed in just a few strides. Used the Drafted in 2019 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 19th Overall Pick by Ottawa, Kelowna defenseman factory part one: this Finnish import acclimated to the smaller ice surface quickly and plays a style which dictates his gaining the offensive zone. Has a great shot from the blue line. If a guy you really believe is going to be an NHLer is there then go for it but if you can get a player that fits an immediate need I think you have to consider it. D Lassi Thomson, who played last season with the Kelowna Rockets, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators, who selected him 19th overall in the NHL’s 2019 draft. Flamesnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Calgary Flames, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, NHL, or NHLPA, Photo Credit: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets. Great skating ability allows him to transition well and consistently be a part of the rush." Statistics of Lassi Thomson, a hockey player from Tempere, Finland born Sep 24 2000 who was active from 2018 to 2021. Thomson is willing to join the rush as a trailer and use these shots to his advantage as well. The offensively skilled blue liner will look to establish himself as a teenager in the Liiga which is certainly not an easy task. Prospects have to show a pro mentality from diet, to training, skill development if the want to succeed. Always moving his feet and has a good short area burst to get to loose biscuit. He will now go back to his club team,  Ilves in the Liiga, and look to continue a steady season in the Finnish men’s league. August 2020 - Lassi Thomson has been loaned to Ilves in the Liiga. Not a bad passer, but stands out more with his slapper from the blue line. Thomson explained that the decision was made to further his development at this stage of his career. showed poise, patience, and lateral mobility, His skating ability makes it hard to catch him out of position or check him when he has the puck on his stick, He is defensively sound, with good gap control and the ability to recognize situations as they develop, 2019 round 1 #19 overall by Ottawa Senators. Between 2010 and 2016 the most guys drafted (210 per year) that have turned into NHL player was 47 in 2012. At 26 I am all forward to listening to the scouts and then using that information and the stats on drafting making a good choice. It is always fun to be able to follow our drafted prospect in their respective leagues and World championships but your point that these players won’t help in the Immediate future. There is no shortage of promising Finnish skaters from the most recent draft playing in my locale this season. And his shot from the point is already coming at NHL velocity. This is a style comparison only, not one based on talent level. But the Flames in the 20’s scares me. Get access to our unique free agency lists and many more premium features. He loves to handle the puck. Ranking the NHL’s 15 Best Goaltending Prospects, Ranking the NHL’s Best Prospects, Skaters 25-1, J.D. Is also a notable passer of the puck. Among draft eligible defenders, he was second in both points and goals. Jokke Nevalainen, Jokke Nevalainen is the Head of European Scouting at DobberProspects and the co-host of Dobber’s DraftCast. DobberHockey and Goalie Post launched in 2005, becoming the first independent fantasy hockey and starting goalie websites on the Internet. I might be in the minority but I think we have to let our scouts do their job. If he was born nine days earlier, he would have been available for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. His shot features a quick release. As a late September 2000 birthday, Thomson is among the oldest first-time eligible players in the 2019 NHL Draft class. Thomson is a strong skater. Defence — shoots Right Born September 24th, 2000 — Tempere, Finland Height 6’0″ — Weight 190 lbs [183 cm / 86 kg] Skating. What if we had to sweeten it? Home. August 2020 – Lassi Thomson has been loaned to Ilves in the Liiga. If he’s not at the hockey rink, he’s probably watching games from TV. The Flames have recent experience working to round out Kylington’s game and they may feel confident that they can do it again with Thomson. It was a trying tournament for the Finns as a whole with a weakened roster but Thomson did everything he could to be the leader the team needed. Even if we hit on 40% of our draft guys being pros(lets say 1st and 3rd rounders) turn out to be players the likelyhood is 1st rounder is 2/3 years away and the 3rd rounder is 3/4 years away. His defensive game needs a lot of work before he’s ready to play in the NHL. By then some of the guys who have us hopeful will be gone or on the way out. That’s around 1.5 per team. His stickhandling allows him room in traffic. In terms of style, Thomson’s game is reminiscent of Brent Burns. To Carolina for 36&37, Detroit 35&54, NJ 34& either 55 or 62. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. That’s as apparent in the immediate aftermath of any draft as it is five... You need to have EP Premium to view these stats. Thomson will turn 19 on Sept. 24. Defense -- shoots R Born Sep 24 2000 -- Tempere, Finland [20 yrs. Most recently in the Liiga with Ilves.

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