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Julius Honka

North American Skater - Swift Current, WHL
Final Rank:11Midterm Rank:13
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:5' 7"Weight:180
Born:December 3, 1995Hometown:Jyväskylä, Finland
Born in:Jyväskylä, FIN
Drafted: 2014: DAL (1st Round / 14th Overall)  Dallas Stars
• Honka was a member of Finland’s gold medal winning team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. It marked the third time Finland has earned the gold medal at the tournament, after previously winning in 1998 and 1987. He also earned bronze with Finland at the 2013 Under-18 World Junior Championship registering four points (1-3—4) in seven games.

• He earned the first Western Hockey League Player of the Week award of the 2013-14 season, his first in North America, after picking up six points in his first two WHL games. He went on to finish the season leading all Swift Current defensemen in goals (16), assists (40) and points (56).

• Credits Broncos second year goaltender Eetu Laurikainen, also from Honka’s hometown of Jyvaskyla, with helping him transition from Finland to the WHL.

• An offensive defenseman who models his game after Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.

NEWS

MOVE TO NORTH AMERICA SUITED HONKA’S STYLE OF PLAY (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Erik Karlsson
Shootout move: “The Pavel Datsyuk”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Lone Survivor
TV show: SportsCentre
Actor: Will Ferrell
Music group: Swedish House Mafia
Website: YouTube
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey): Rafael Nadal
Twitter follow: @monsterimonni

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2011-2012JYP JR.FINLAND-JR.20000
2012-2013FIN (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR71342
2012-2013FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2012)ITLTOUR50002
2012-2013JYP JR.FINLAND-JR.424111547
2013-2014FIN (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR70116
2013-2014SWIFT CURRENTWHL6216405652