Miro Heiskanen

by Peter Harling on September 22, 2017

 

Miro Heiskanen, Defense

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 174

Born: 1999-07-18

Hometown:  Espoo, FIN

Drafted: 1st round 2017 3rd overall DAL

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 – It was announced early in camp that Miro had suffered a concussion and that he will go back and play the season in the Finnish Liiga. He may have had a chance to make the team out of camp, but with so many options currently in the system they wisely chose to be patient. It doesn’t appear to be anything that will change his future value to the Dallas Stars organization. Matt Kowalski

June 2017 – Heiskanen is elite skating defenceman with plenty of speed and mobility. Already playing against men in Liiga he is an excellent puck mover and transition defenceman. His offensive ceiling is not too high and he may never quarterback the powerplay but he has good hockey sense, is ahead of his years in his defensive play. Heiskanen needs to add some bulk to his slight frame to be effective in North America but he is already proven at the pro level and may have a shorter path to the NHL than some other draft eligible defencemen.   Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: B

Elite skating two way defenceman with top four upside.

 

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