Jonas Enlund
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Jonas Enlund

Hometown:

Helsinki Finland

Team:

Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-11-03

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

6th round (165th overall), 2006

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Jonas Enlund made a name for himself early by reaching for scoring records in the Finnish Jr C playoffs in 2003, in which he won gold with IFK Helsinki. He has been one of the best and earliest developed players of his age group, in the 2005 U18 World Championships he was Finland's leading centerman. Due to his tricky birthdate, Enlund was left without a major international appearance in his draft year, but he finished third with 42 points in 37 games in the Finnish Jr A league.

Enlund left his native IFK and transferred to Tappara in search for more room for a pro debut in 2006. He is signed for two years with Tappara and should have a chance to crack the third line if he performs well.

2006-07: Enlund played most of the year with the senior Tappara team, with just three points in 46 games. In eight games with the junior club, the 19-year-old had seven points.

Talent Analysis

Enlund may be smallish and he isn't known to be a particularly high-energy player, but he is effective in corners and small spaces, also able to fend for himself. His moves aren't flashy, more like small and skillful. He has a good scoring instinct and is adept at short passes, which has kept his development on pace with the best of them. Enlund's two-way game is impressive as well, as are his consistency and work ethic.

 

Future

He projects as a third line checker at the NHL level, but seems unlikely to make the trip to North America.