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Finland URHO VAAKANAINEN  Signed - click for Team Depth Chart
Last team: Providence Bruins - 2019

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BIRTHYEAR 1999-01-01 BIRTHPLACEJoensuu, FIN
AGE 21 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 84 kg / 185 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Jokipojat CONTRACT 21/22
NHL DRAFT 2017 round 1 #18 overall by Boston Bruins
CAP HIT $894,167
SOCIAL Urho Vaakanainen Twitter Urho Vaakanainen Facebook Urho Vaakanainen Instagram Urho Vaakanainen  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1

Father: Harri Vaakanainen

© Photo: Dan Hickling

An intelligent, two-way defender…reads the play really well, has his head up all the time and makes quick decisions with the puck, Futureconsiderations.ca 2017
He has good puck moving ability and strong offensive upside. He is also a good skater and can rush the puck up ice with confidence, Hockeyprospect.com 2017

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2011-12 Jokipojat U16 U16 I-divisioona 1 0 002 | Playoffs 3 0 1116  
 2012-13 Jokipojat U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 4 260 |            
  Jokipojat U16 U16 SM-sarja 15 5 141916 |            
  Jokipojat U18 U18 Mestis 13 3 91252 |            
  Jokipojat U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 1 454 |            
 2013-14 Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 0 000 |            
  Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja 6 4 61010 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Blues U18 U18 SM-sarja 41 8 253348 | Playoffs 5 0 332  
 2014-15 Blues U18 U18 SM-sarja 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Blues U20 U20 SM-sarja 30 4 81234 20 | Playoffs 9 2 020 -2 
  Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 112 |            
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6710 -2 |            
 2015-16 Blues U20 U20 SM-sarja 18 2 11138 10 | Playoffs 2 0 002
  Blues Liiga 25 1 568 -8 |            
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 006 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 236 6 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 000 -2 |            
 2016-17 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 1 0 000 -1 |            
  JYP Liiga 41 2 4612 5 | Playoffs 14 0 332
  JYP-Akatemia Mestis 3 0 1129 -2 |            
  Finland U18 WJC-18 5 3 362 4 |            
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3 364 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 014 -2 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 134 -1 |            
 2017-18 SaiPa Liiga 43 4 71124 8 | Playoffs 9 0 110
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 112 3 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 0 2226 |            
  Finland (all) International 9 0 334 4 |            
 2018-19 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 000 -1 |            
  Providence Bruins AHL 30 4 101410 2 | Playoffs 4 0 002
  Finland U20  WJC-20 7 0 446 5 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 4410 |            
 2019-20 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 000 2 |            
  Providence Bruins AHL 54 5 91418 18 |            
 2020-21 SaiPa  Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2011-12 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 2 1 232 |            
 2014-15 Blues U20 JCWC 5 1 016 -4 |            
  Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 110 3 |            
 2015-16 Blues Champions HL 2 0 112 0 |            
 2016-17 JYP Champions HL 5 0 114 2 |            
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 112 -1 |            
 2017-18 Finland EHT 5 0 112 4 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 84 9 19 28 0.33 28  20  | 4 0 0 0 0.00
  Champions HL: 7 0 2 2 0.29 |    
  EHT: 5 0 1 1 0.20 |    
  EYOF: 3 0 1 1 0.33 |    
  Hlinka Gretzky Cup: 4 0 1 1 0.25 -1  |    
  International: 9 0 3 3 0.33 |    
  International-Jr: 61 6 16 22 0.36 54  -5  |    
  JCWC: 5 1 0 1 0.20 -4  |    
  Liiga: 109 7 16 23 0.21 44  | 23 0 4 4 0.17
  Mestis: 3 0 1 1 0.33 29  -2  |    
  NHL: 7 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  QC Int PW: 2 1 2 3 1.50 |    
  U16 I-divisioona: 1 0 0 0 0.00 | 3 0 1 1 0.33 16 
  U16 SM-sarja: 21 9 20 29 1.38 26  | 1 0 0 0 0.00
  U16 SM-sarja Q: 6 4 2 6 1.00 |    
  U18 Mestis: 13 3 9 12 0.92 52  |    
  U18 SM-sarja: 50 9 29 38 0.76 52  | 6 0 3 3 0.50
  U20 SM-sarja: 49 6 19 25 0.51 42  29  | 11 2 0 2 0.18 -2 
  WHC-17: 11 0 1 1 0.09 |    
  WJC-18: 12 4 5 9 0.75 10  |    
  WJC-20: 18 1 5 6 0.33 12  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2013-2014 U16 Huippu-Pohjola Camp Roster (Blues)
  U16 Pohjola Camp All-Star Team (Huippu-Pohjola Camp)
  U16 Pohjola Camp MVP (Huippu-Pohjola Camp)
  U16 SM-sarja Champion
  U18 SM-sarja First All-Star Team
2014-2015 EYOF Bronze Medal
  U20 SM-sarja Bronze Medal
2015-2016 U18 WJC Gold Medal
  U20 SM-sarja Silver Medal
2016-2017 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
2018-2019 U20 WJC Gold Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- EYOF Bronze Medal 14/15
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal 16/17
- U16 Huippu-Pohjola Camp Roster 13/14
- U16 Pohjola Camp All-Star Team 13/14
- U16 Pohjola Camp MVP 13/14
- U16 SM-sarja Champion 13/14
- U18 SM-sarja First All-Star Team 13/14
- U18 WJC Gold Medal 15/16
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 16/17
- U20 SM-sarja Bronze Medal 14/15
- U20 SM-sarja Silver Medal 15/16
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 18/19



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2020-11-23 Loan Boston Bruins SaiPa
2018-06-13 Confirmed SaiPa Boston Bruins Entry Level 
2017-05-05 Confirmed JYP SaiPa
2016-04-28 Confirmed Blues JYP
2015-11-13 Extension Kiekko-Espoo U20 Blues 3 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2016, round 1 #41 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the CHL Import Draft
- Drafted 2015, round 19 #303 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Entry Draft
 
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by ISS Hockey
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #30 by Future Considerations
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by McKeen's Hockey
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)
- 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #22 by TSN/McKenzie
 
 
Career transactions
- 2015-11-13 • Signed to a three-year contract with Blues
- 2013-Summer• Transferred from Jokipojat juniors to Blues juniors

Other memorable dates
- 2015-11-28 • Scored first Liiga assist point (vs.Kärpät)
- 2015-11-13 • Made Liiga debut (vs JYP) +/-: 0 S: 2 TOI; 18:47 (AGE:16)
- 2015-10-26 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster
- 2015-01-13 • Selected to U17 European Youth Olympic Festival roster
- 2014-10-27 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster