article

Breaking: Promising Leafs prospect named to Finnish world junior team

Way to go!

Share on Facebook

The Finnish world junior hockey team has announced its final roster, and a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect figures to be part of the team that will compete as part of this year's World Junior Hockey Championship.

Eemeli Räsänen, drafted 59th overall by the Leafs in 2017, has been named to Finland's blueline, consisting of eight defensemen.

In 28 games for the Kingston Frontenacs in the OHL, the young Finn has 22 points, an impressive number for a defenseman. He's already improved his pace over last season, when he collected 39 points in 66 games.