2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Jesse Ylonen


Current Team: Espoo United (Finland Mestis)

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Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 161 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Oct. 3, 1999 • Hometown: Helsinki, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Espoo (Finland U16/U18/U20); Helsinki Jokerit (U18/U20)
USHL Draft: 2017 by Muskegon (Round 13, No. 207 Overall)
Mestis Debut: Feb. 17, 2017 (Espoo vs. Kajaani)
First Mestis Goal: TBD

On Team Finland for Five Nations U-18's
Meriting Added Attention from NHL Scouts
Already a High-Scorer at Age 15 (in Finnish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "The crafty winger finished tied for third in scoring at Under-18's, giving scouts a strong dose of his skill, smarts and creativity. Every scout who attended the tournament left with a positive impression of his offensive upside." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "Can play on the wing and at center. He's a really entertaining player who likes to dangle and make showy moves with puck. He can really skate, and is really quick to get to loose pucks. He plays the game at a high pace all the time. His skill set is really good and he’s not afraid to take big risks with the puck. That's also his flaw, since he can turn the puck over. Ylonen's playmaking ability is good, but he could be more straightforward and drive to the net more often. His mobility and balance are fantastic, but he's physically weak at this moment." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Rocket-fast winger who can score and create with the best of them." (Red Line Report)