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Joel Armia
European Skater
Assat, FINLAND
Final Rank:  4 Midterm Rank:  2
Position:  Right Wing Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  191
Born:  May 31, 1993    
Birthplace:  Pori, FIN
Director of European Scouting Goran Stubb
"He's big and tall but surprisingly mobile for a player of his size. He has a very good feel for the game and moving the puck well with his linemates. He has a heavy wrist shot that he gets off quickly and is always looking for the empty spots on the ice. He's a sniper with a good selection of shots. You might have to look for him during some shifts, but then, suddenly, he scores the winner."

Assat Pori coach Pekka Rautakallio
“He's going to be a different kind of Finn in the NHL. He just needs to add a couple more kilos to that frame of his. I know there have been comparisons to Teemu Selanne, but while they both have that sniper mentality, Teemu was quicker when he arrived in the NHL. The thing I like about Joel is he's very humble. He wants to know what I expect and he's willing and ready to execute it. That tells me he really wants to learn how to play, how to be a better hockey player.”




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