Otto Somppi

Height / Weight
6' 0" / 183 lbs
Born
January 2nd 1998 (24)
Position
Center
Country
Finland
NHL 2016 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2016 81
SCOUTING REPORT
Quebec league import with high skill and puck-handling ability. Has the skill to wiggle and weave through traffic and make plays. Quebec league import with high skill and puck-handling ability. An early season shoulder injury stalled his progress a bit. An aggressive push the pace set-up man who always is trying to get the opposition on their heels. Has the skill to wiggle and weave through traffic and make plays. He is quick and tenacious on the forecheck, pressuring opposing defenders into the bad puck decisions. He has a good shot which he releases quickly, and good touch when in close. Gets back his defensive zone and works hard to break things up and provide backside pressure away from the puck. Developmental centre-forward who needs to get thicker and be able to anchor down and hold possession.


—Bill Placzek—