G Samu Perhonen - JYP, Fin Jr A (2011, 62nd overall, Edmonton)

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  1. Eyelanders

    Eyelanders Registered User

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    I would like to hear more about this big goaltender who plays in Finland. He´s draft eligible in this year´s Entry Draft. Perhonen is a big goalie at 6´3 and currently plays for JYP in Junior A. Does anyone Finn perhaps have an opinion on him? ISS told about Perhonen like this:

    In a very difficult draft to read the goaltenders, one goalie continues to leap frog the competition. Samu Perhonen could now be considered the best goaltender available for this year’s draft. The big, rangy and athletic goaltender has improved drastically all season long and has left those who doubt his ability to continue to evolve red faced. Perhonen has the potential and the momentum to be perhaps the only goaltender of the 2011 draft who may crack the first round. The task may prove difficult as Finland’s 93 group is not quite as strong as the previous couple of seasons.
     
  2. Latex*

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    Dunno anything about him really, but just his name makes him worth a high draft pick.

    Can't think of a cooler name for a butterfly goalie.
     
  3. Brun0

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    Yeah people won't have a hard time thinking of a nickname for him.
     
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    Did not understand what you guys implied so I Google-translated "Perhonen" and it means "butterfly". I see now.

    Intriguing prospect.
     
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    It's rare to see such a big goalie (6'4'' at the moment) being this good at such an early age. That's it in a nutshell. His athleticism, focus and technical prowess should be a good foundation for future development.
     
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    where is this guy rated to go in the draft?
     
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    Was likely a 2nd round pick before the U-18's and his performance likely hurt him atleast a little bit.
     
  8. Oroku Saki*

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    Would love for the Devils to take him or Magnus Hellberg.
     
  9. wings5

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    Bump. Goalie with really intriguing size, now listed at about 6'5 projected to go high in the draft before this somewhat dissapointing season. Could he turn out to be the best goalie of this draft class, where is he projected to go?
     
  10. Latex*

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    Apparently he got inspiration to his hair from McGyver :laugh:

    Nice kid.
     
  11. YARR123

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    His season overall was very good, only the 6 games in u18 WC's were bad for him. There was some rumour that he would've had some injury problems during the tournament
     
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    Yes he was horrible in the u-18 WC, didn't give his team a chance to win, is Ullberg considered the better goalie now? Also I would expect he'll be playing at the Jr.A level again next season? I don't know the goaltending situation with the JYP senior team.
     
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    Perhonen is slated to play for JYP's affiliate in FEL-2 next season, so Finland's second tier of senior hockey. JYP already has two goalies signed with former Bolts prospect Riku Helenius being one of them.


    It's a tough comparison between Perhonen and Hellberg because of the age difference. There's no doubt in my mind that Hellberg is the goalie closest to playing in the NHL, but this is not a race of speed, it's a race of long-term quality. Anytime a goalie's got the size/technique combo it's a great start for a goalie, and nowadays when clubs more and more realize they need real goalie, they'll be even more attractive. That goes for both of them.
     
  14. Latex*

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    Ullberg??? Pffftttt.... No chance in hell.
     
  15. Aaron Vickers

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    Dan Stewart had this to say of his U18 performance:

    http://futureconsiderationsdotca.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/perhonens-u18-struggles-raise-questions/

    He dropped from 31 pre-tournament to 52 in our final ranking.

    Good butterfly, technically sound, big, good side-to-side, needs work on his glove, overplays angles is the book on him.
     
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    6 bad games doesn't deny his potential, and certainly doesn't make him worse than Ullberg. Obviously he's a long project, but he's 6'5 and is an athletic kid, who apparently is still growing. 5 or maybe even 7 years from now we'll see how he's turned out
     
  17. I think he is an intresting prospect. Big, and has a badass name :yo:
    I hope Ottawa drafts him
     
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    Here's what E-Mac has to say about the literal "butterfly" netminder:
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  19. Jack DiBiase

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    He is:

    a) Big
    b) Finnish
    c) Goalie

    A big Finnish goalie. What more can you expect from a goalie prospect?
     
  20. Helsingin Jokerit

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    A supercool name that refers to his style of play... but oh wait! he has that too.
     
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    Perhonen will be goaltender on the D-Team, finnish Mestis (second highest level of pro-hockey in finland). There he will get some good experience playing with men's. Its basicly JYP's farm team.
     
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    Oilers take him!
     
  23. Vdhawan89

    Vdhawan89 Forgot About Drai

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    Bump.

    More info?
     
  24. zeus3007*

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    I'm a firm believer that a team should draft a goalie every year, and this is three years in a row where the Oilers have drafted a good prospect for between the pipes. It sounds like he is a more long term project than some other guys but may end up being the best one. I've heard comparisons to Pekka Rinne, but haven't seen him play. Any more info from some people who actually have watched him play would be beneficial.
     
  25. pckstpr31

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    I was going through old draft rankings, and saw this name and remember the decent hype about him. It looks as though the Oilers no longer hold his rights, is that correct? If so, what happened to him?
     

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