Honka was selected by the Dallas Stars with the No. 14 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The defenseman, a native of Jyvaskyla, Finland, was No. 11 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of North American skaters eligible for the 2014 draft.
Honka represented Finland internationally at the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. After moving to North America to play for Swift Current of the Western Hockey League in 2013-14, Honka won gold with Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.