Aron Kiviharju

Height / Weight
5' 10" / 160 lbs
January 25th 2006 (17)
Left Defense
NHL 2024 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 2

Had an eye opening debut as a 16 year old in the 2022 World Junior U-18 where he showed the dangle of forward, and at 15 years of age he saw action in the with TPS U-20 A team, and has continued to open all eyes at the 2022 Ivan Hlinka Tourney with his tremendous playing speed, an ability to dominate on ice due to his hockey IQ and processing. At his current size, he will continue to be scrutinized an under-sized offense man type, but that is far from an honest evaluation. His skating is so elite along with his puck-handling, that on defense, few can disrupt him in transition, because no one gets near him. He simply doesn't get caught. He is so light on his edges that he blows through the neutral zone and enters the zone and has space to survey his trailing forwards for the bets option. I am not sure how far down NHL scouts drop him, by way of chinks in his armor. He is a revelation in the works.

                                                  --Bill Płaczek--