2017 NHL Entry Draft

Eeli Tolvanen

EELI TOLVANENFinland

NASHVILLE • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 30

 

Previous Team: Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 15

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 5-11¾ • Weight: 181 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: April 22, 1999 • Hometown: Nummela, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Espoo Blues (Finland U18)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Oshawa  (Round 1, No. 17 overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Sioux City at Fargo)
First USHL Goal: Sept. 26, 2015 (Sioux City at Sioux Falls)
NCAA Commitment: Boston College

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a pure shooter, pure goal-scorer. His shot is elite. It's heavy and accurate. It's pretty unreal. And he can get it off from different points. He is slight and a little soft, though." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Good skating winger with a good hockey IQ. Possesses an elite shot and release. Will need to improve his work ethic and bring his compete level higher to be able to play at the NHL level." (Jose Charbonneau, ISS Scout)

• "High-end skill and an elite shot for sure. The rest will probably be inconsistent but skill like his never drops too far. Not worried about his talent level, you just worry about how much he wants it." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Obviously, by now everyone knows he can shoot. Personally I liked him more last year. I had time for him after watching him in Grand Forks, but this year he’s been a bit of a slider for me. I didn’t think he was great in Montreal at Christmas. To me he’s too one-dimensional to select him really high." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Already has an NHL-ready release -- unleashes the puck in stride with accuracy and power. Also has one of the best one-timers from the circle on the PP that we've ever seen -- absolutely lethal. Has to build up his body to better handle the rigours of the pro game, but he's got the requisite Hockey IQ/killer instinct and tools to be an impact NHLer." (Red Line Report)