• 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.
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FIN (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship)
FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2012)
FIN (2014 World Junior Championship)
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