National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Ville Pokka
TeamNY Islanders
Selection4 (34 overall)
Previous TeamKarpat (Finland)
Notes: 2012-13: Selected by NY Islanders in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the NHL Draft...2014-15: Traded to NY Islanders in a five-player deal, Oct. 4th.

Finnish defenseman is the seventh-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the second-rated blueliner on that list...Played in 33 games for Karpat of the SM-liiga -- Finland's top professional league -- in 2011-12 and recorded three assists...Helped Team Sweden place fourth at the 2012 World Junior Championship, recordingh one goal and three assists over seven games...Also notched one goal and five assists over seven games to help Sweden place fourth at the 2012 U-18 WJC...Scouts love his poise and all-around ability...Has a solid wrist shot, but slap shot needs work.

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