Finished first among WHL rookie defensemen with 14 goals and third with 34 points (14-20--34).
Won the hardest shot competition at the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game – his shot registered at 97 miles per hour.
He patterns his game after Edmonton Oilers defensemen Joni Pitkanen and Sheldon Souray --“Pitkanen, because he’s good offensively and Souray because of his shot”.
He started skating at the age of three when his dad took him to an outdoor rink and he credits both his parents for having the biggest influence on his career – “they’ve been supporting me ever since I started”.
If he could have dinner with any three people he would choose: Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Will Smith.
The one thing he couldn’t live without is TV and the one movie he would like to be in is Rocky IV.
His nickname is “Finn” because he’s from Finland and if he wasn’t playing hockey he would be a tennis player.
NHL Team:Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Player:Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk -- “because of his skill to score and shoot the puck”