2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Tobias Akerman


Current Team: Vaasa Sport Jr. (Finland Under-20)

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Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 30, 2000 • Hometown: Uusikaarlepyy, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Jyvaskyla (Fin. U16); Vaasa (U16/U18)
Finland U20 Debut: Nov. 1, 2015 (Vaasa at Kuopio)
First U20 Goal: Oct. 1, 2016 (Vaasa at Kuopio)

Top Junior in Vaasa's Pipeline (in Finnish)
Had Assist in Youth Olympics Title Game
Was on Finland's U-16 Team (in Finnish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A good-sized defenseman. ... He likes to play a physical game along the boards and in front of the net. He has a good frame that allows him to play a physical game, but will need to improve his footwork in the coming years. With the puck, he keeps his game simple -- making good, simple passes out of his zone -- but we have not seen any high-quality offensive plays from him just yet. He's more of a defensive defenseman at this point, with value on the penalty kill, as he's a good shot blocker." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)