2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Miska Kukkonen

MISKA KUKKONENFinland

Current Team: Tampere Ilves Jr. (Finland Under-20)

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Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 183 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: June 19, 2000 • Hometown: Jokioinen, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Forssa FoPS (Finland U16/U17/U20); Tampere Ilves (U18)
Finland U20 Debut: Sept. 2, 2016 (Ilves at Tampere Tappara)
First U20 Goal: Oct. 15, 2016 (Tampere Ilves at Jyvaskyla)

IN THE NEWS:
Had Goal vs. Swedes at World Under-17
Picked for a Series vs. Russia (in Finnish)
Overtime Goal vs. Sweden U-17 (in Finnish)
Top Player at an Under-16 Camp (in Finnish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A really versatile defenseman who plays with good instincts and poise. He has good skating mobility and he's quite agile on skates. Kukkonen is average-sized, but likes to play rough and he's already pretty physical. He takes care of the defensive game first, and he's doing it well by positioning himself properly and using his stick correctly. He also has some offensive skills and can shoot the puck in tight spaces, but he should improve his accuracy more." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)