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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 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 65 32 28 14 60
L. Couture 65 22 33 1 55
J. Thornton 61 12 43 1 55
B. Burns 65 16 32 -1 48
P. Marleau 65 15 33 -14 48
T. Wingels 58 13 16 -3 29
T. Hertl 65 10 15 -1 25
M. Vlasic 60 8 12 14 20
M. Nieto 55 6 14 -8 20
J. Braun 54 1 19 7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 25 17 7 .913 2.61
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .904 2.66
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