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Draft Prospect - 2015
      
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Julius Honka
North American Skater
Swift Current, WHL
Final Rank:  11 Midterm Rank:  13
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Right
Height:  5' 7" Weight:  180
Born:  December 3, 1995 Hometown:  Jyväskylä, Finland
Birthplace:  Jyväskylä, FIN
• Honka was a member of Finland’s gold medal winning team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. It marked the third time Finland has earned the gold medal at the tournament, after previously winning in 1998 and 1987. He also earned bronze with Finland at the 2013 Under-18 World Junior Championship registering four points (1-3—4) in seven games.

• He earned the first Western Hockey League Player of the Week award of the 2013-14 season, his first in North America, after picking up six points in his first two WHL games. He went on to finish the season leading all Swift Current defensemen in goals (16), assists (40) and points (56).

• Credits Broncos second year goaltender Eetu Laurikainen, also from Honka’s hometown of Jyvaskyla, with helping him transition from Finland to the WHL.

• An offensive defenseman who models his game after Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.

NEWS

MOVE TO NORTH AMERICA SUITED HONKA’S STYLE OF PLAY (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Erik Karlsson
Shootout move: “The Pavel Datsyuk”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Lone Survivor
TV show: SportsCentre
Actor: Will Ferrell
Music group: Swedish House Mafia
Website: YouTube
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey): Rafael Nadal
Twitter follow: @monsterimonni

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2011-2012
JYP JR.
FINLAND-JR.
2
0
0
0
0
2012-2013
FIN (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship)
ITLTOUR
7
1
3
4
2
2012-2013
FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2012)
ITLTOUR
5
0
0
0
2
2012-2013
JYP JR.
FINLAND-JR.
42
4
11
15
47
2013-2014
FIN (2014 World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
7
0
1
1
6
2013-2014
SWIFT CURRENT
WHL
62
16
40
56
52




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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