Pokka

 

Ville Pokka, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 198

Born: 1994-06-03

Hometown: Tornio, Finland

Drafted: 2012 by NY Islanders, 34th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2014 - Pokka notched one goal and three assists for team Finland as they rumbled their way to gold in the 2014 WJC. Finland was stellar in the tourney dropping both the Canadians in the semifinals as well as the host Swedes in the gold medal game. - Brad Wilson

 

December 2013 - As expected Pokka will join team Finland in Sweden for the World Junior Hockey Championships. - Brad Wilson

 

December 2013 - Pokka has already matched his point total from a year ago and has done it in nearly half the time. He continues to develope as expected. Watch for him to once again dress for Finland in the WJC this Christmas. - Brad Wilson

 

September 2013 - Pokka will spend another season developing while playing for Karpat in the SM-liiga. He has shown steady improvement but he still has some improvements to make to be considered NHL ready. Pokka will also have to deal with an adjustment to North American ice size when he finally makes the jump to pro. Look for him to challenge for a spot on the Sound Tigers next season. Brad Wilson

 

December 2012 - Pokka is playing his second pro season with Kärpät in the SM-liiga. He has established his role in the second pairing and has averaged over 18 minutes per game. He has managed to put together eight points in 24 games so far. Pokka will play big minutes for Finland in the upcoming World Juniors. Miika Arponen

 

June, 2012 - Ville Pokka is a two-way defenceman with good positioning and decent offensive skills. In 2012/13 he played his first pro season with Kärpät in SM-liiga. He didn't contribute much offensively but he saw almost zero minutes of power play time. His production will likely go up next season with more experience and responsibilities in the offensive end too. Pokka is at least two or three years away from being NHL ready but he has the potential to become a solid NHL defenseman.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Modest upside. Is at least a few years away still.

 

 

Footage:

 

 

Pokka goal in Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament 2011:

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

 

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Ville Pokka Statistics

 


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