Aarne Talvitie

by Kevin Wickersham on August 11, 2017

Aarne Talvitie, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 198

Born:  1999-2-11

Hometown: Espoo, Finland

Drafted: 160th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft

Observations:

August 2017 – Talvitie was another Devils prospect who had a strong showing at the World Junior Summer Showcase. The Finnish center scored twice during the tournament and elevated his game enough to play top line minutes in the final games. The Penn State commitment has options to play in either the USHL or Finland next year, but no decision has been made yet. Grant Frey

 

July 2017 Effective at even strength, on the power play or killing penalties, Talvitie’s a diligent, puck-distributing teammate with a dangerous and quick release on his heavy shot. Solid playmaking skills help him drive his line from the pivot, as does his ability to receive and fire pucks at the net in stride. Not huge at 5-11, 198-pounds he makes the most of his intuition and positioning chops as a defensive asset, utilizing quick skating speed and strong arms to knock opponents off the puck. Collects frequent penalty minutes with 155 in 164 Finnish juniors contests. Finished the U18 World Championships with four goals and three assists in seven games serving as captain for Team Finland. A 2018-19 Penn State commit. Kevin Wickersham

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Solid and versatile teammate with leadership skills and grit, but nothing that screams elite.

 

 

Footage: FIN vs. CZE in the 2017 U18 Championships - Talvitie with a quick reaction to a rebound for a goal at 1:26.

http://u18worlds2017.iihf.com/en/games/2017-04-20/FIN-vs-CZE/

 

 

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