Artturi Lehkonen

Darren Walker

Lehkonen is an instinctual goal scorer who despite his lack of size makes an impact. Skates well but will not blow by many although he has decent acceleration, is quick in small spaces, and has a never ending hustle. His biggest strength is his hockey sense and ability to read the play and those around him. He handles the puck well and can make a move to beat defenders or maintain puck possession but is not a true elite puck handler. His shot is also one of his best assets as it is both accurate and quick off his stick. He knows where to go to get a prime scoring chance in the offensive zone and gets there with perfect timing. Can make passes that are skilled with his vision but is definitely more finisher. Despite his lack of ideal size he does show a willingness to compete and engage in battles for loose pucks. Great work ethic and strong competitiveness in all zones. Supports his teammates well. Works hard on the fore check. While his game is raw in his own zone he does show a willingness to learn the defensive game. Natural instincts as a goal scorer will carry him along way. (May 2013)