National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Mikko Vainonen
TeamNashville (ARI)
Selection27 (118 overall)
Previous TeamHifk Jr. (Finland Jr.)
Notes: Finnish defenseman is the 11th-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the fourth-rated defenseman on that list...Has excellent size (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) and has also shown an offensive upside...Wore the "C" for Team Finland at the 2012 U-18 World Junior Championship and recorded four assists over seven games...Had seven goals and 11 assists in 38 games for HIFK's U-20 team in 2011-12 and went without a point in eight contests with the club's SM- liiga squad.

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