Joni Ikonen

Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
Position: C
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 168
NHL Draft: 2017: 2nd Round, 58th Overall by Montreal Canadiens

#87 by Riding Pine Hockey
#62 by Future Considerations
#17 by Central Scouting (EU Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Crafty and skilled forward who excels as a goal scorer, Ikonen possesses good straight line speed and agility and owns a very strong, accurate wrist shot, loves to stick handle and make plays with the puck in tight quarters; can be prone to over-handling the puck, but has the potential to be a boom or bust pick.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“Ikonen is a small but very skilled offensive player. He is very crafty, possessing great hands and puck-handling skills. His soft hands are good for more than just dangling through a maze of opponents as he’s a creative passer with natural abilities. He’s a quick, darting skater who moves around the ice with ease. His size and speed make him elusive and he demonstrates an ability to spin off checks in the corners. One of his best assets is his wrist shot. He masks his release well which makes his shot deceptive and he has a knack for getting it through traffic. It’s not always the most powerful of shots, but he gets it on goal quickly and that is often enough to fool the goalies. He is aware that his shot is one of his best assets and he is more than happy to pull the trigger. He is a player who wants to make a difference on every shift and is constantly scanning for ways to impact the game. Aside from having strong hand-eye-coordination he also has good foot-coordination as well, as he loves to bring the puck along with his skate and makes it look smooth and effortless. As a creative puck magician, however, he is prone to a high number of turnovers as he can over-handle the puck or tries to go through too many guys. That’s not going to fly at the next level and it’s a part of his game he’ll have to rein in. All-in-all, he has the speed, the playmaking, the shooting ability and the puck skills to potentially grow into a dynamic offensive player at the next level.” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2010-2011 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 4 1 4 5 2
 2012-2013 Blues Akatemia U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 10 4 8 12 2
Blues Akatemia U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 10 1 10 11 4
Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 13 2 7 9 0
 2013-2014 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 4 5 4 9 14
Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 5 3 4 7 0
 2014-2015 Blues U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0
Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 45 20 38 58 24
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 8 8 16 8
 2015-2016 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Elit 21 17 10 27 4
Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 18 14 11 25 39
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 5 6 20
 2016-2017 Frölunda HC Champions HL 3 0 0 0 0
Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 4 2 3 5 0
Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 40 22 19 41 42
Frölunda HC SHL 10 0 0 0 0
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 4 4 8 8
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 7 8 15 6
 2017-2018 Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit
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