Otto Latvala

Height / Weight
6' 5" / 189 lbs
Born
July 14th 1999 (22)
Position
Defense
Country
Finland
NHL 2017 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2017 173
SCOUTING REPORT
Huge Finnish defender who projects as a pro stay-at-home rearguard. Already plays a physical game in the defensive zone corners and front. Hits hard and often. At this point he doesn’t seem to have many tools that allow him to be a more active contributor on the attack. He is best when he plays within his present strengths and doesn’t try over handling the puck coming out or in the middle zone.
He has a strong point shot, but can’t be counted on to generate from the back end. Long term developmental project who is very raw and gangly and needs to grow into his body.



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