URHO VAAKANAINEN
European Skater - ,
Final Rank:8Midterm Rank:8
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:188
Born:January 1, 1999Hometown:Jyvaskyla, Finland
Born in:Joensuu, FIN
Drafted: 2017: BOS (1st Round / 18th Overall) 

• Vaakanainen compiled 4-2—6 in the 2016-17 regular season (41 GP) and 0-3—3 in the playoffs (14 GP) with JYP of Finland’s top professional league. He also represented Finland at the 2017 World Junior Championship (1-0—1 in 6 GP) and the 2017 Under-18 World Championship (3-3—6 in 5 GP), where he won a silver medal.

• The 2015-16 season saw Vaakanainen make his Finnish Elite League debut with the Espoo Blues (1-5—6 in 25 GP) in addition to helping the Blues under-20 club secure a junior league silver medal. Vaakanainen also registered 1-2—3 with Finland in their gold-medal entry at the 2016 Under-18 World Championship (7 GP).

• Models his style of play after Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm and Coyotes blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019PROVIDENCEAHL304101410
2018-2019FINLAND (2019 WJC Championships)NATOUR70446
2017-2018SAIPAFINLAND43471124
2017-2018FINLAND (2018 WJC Championships)NATOUR50112
2017-2018FINLAND (2017 WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE)NACAMP30002
2017-2018FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Balashikha 2017)ITLTOUR30000
2016-2017JYPFINLAND4124612
2016-2017Finland (2017 WJC Championships)NATOUR61014
2016-2017FIN (2017 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR53362
2016-2017FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2016)ITLTOUR40112
2016-2017JYP 2FINLAND-3301129
2016-2017FIN U20 (4-Nations tournament in Gothenburg 2016)ITLTOUR31120
2016-2017JYP JR.FINLAND-JR.10000
2015-2016BLUES (defunct)FINLAND-3251568
2015-2016BLUES JR.FINLAND-JR.18211138
2015-2016FIN (2016 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR71236
2015-2016FINLAND (2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR50006
2015-2016FIN U18 (5-nations tournament in Zuchwil 2015)ITLTOUR41346
2015-2016FIN U18 (5 Nations Tournament - Rauma 2016)ITLTOUR30000
2014-2015BLUES JR.FINLAND-JR.30481234
2014-2015Finland (2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR60112
2013-2014BLUES U18FINLAND-JR. U18418253348