The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Roni Hirvonen of Ässät from the Finnish Liiga. Hirvonen is a 5’9”, 163 lbs centre who was ranked 54th on Bob McKenzie’s consensus rankings.
Hirvonen is currently playing a game as the second-line centre in the Liiga. No points for him yet. Don’t know if anyone will tell him he’s been drafted.
Here’s a few scouting reports about the newest Leaf:
Roni Hirvonen | Roni Hirvonen Profile | Roni Hirvonen Scouting Report 2020
Roni Hirvonen | FinnProspects.com
You can see his stats below:
We also have some video of him:
What others are saying about him
The Leafs select 5-foot-9 Finnish centre Roni Hirvonen with the first of their 11 picks today.— Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) October 7, 2020
Here's @scottcwheeler on Hirvonen (who ranked 30th on his board): pic.twitter.com/MFdqBMtVr9
The Leafs take C/LW Roni Hirvonen with the 59th pick.— Kevin Papetti (@KPapetti) October 7, 2020
Another good pick. pic.twitter.com/zQuU2e7Qt0
Hirvonen is good. He's usually Finland's best player at International events, since Lundell is a year older.— Kevin Papetti (@KPapetti) October 7, 2020
Pretty good skill, pretty good playmaking, good motor. Goes to the net. Well-rounded.
I had him in my top 25 not too long ago. Skating + size limit his upside a bit. pic.twitter.com/X1Js34jeLh
Roni Hirvonen was playing a game when he was drafted by #Leafs: "I was pretty nervous before the game, but I think I played pretty well, and it was in the third period that they had the draft on the big screen and I saw I was drafted by Toronto. Unreal feeling."— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) October 7, 2020