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2017 Draft: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen out with pneumonia

Goaltender for HPK in Finland expected to miss four weeks

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

HPK goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, a top prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft, will miss four weeks because of pneumonia.

Luukkonen, 17, has a .929 save percentage in 12 games with HPK's team in Finland's junior league. He received an A rating from NHL Central Scouting in its preliminary players to watch list.

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 196-pound Luukkonen helped Finland win the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. He had a 2.00 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in three games and was named to the all-tournament team.

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