Teemu Eronen
Image: Jokerit

Teemu Eronen

Hometown:

Vantaa Finland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1990-11-22

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

7th round (192nd overall), 2011

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Teemu Eronen appeared in 16 regular season contests for Jokerit U20 contributing 3 goals without any assists. Also played in 4 playoff games adding an assist.

2008-09: Played nearly a full season for Jokerit U20, appearing in 41 games and posting 5 goals and 22 assists. He again played in 4 postseason contests and added an assist.

2009-10: Played in 11 games for Jokerit U20 and dominated by notching 14 assists. He spent the majority of the year with Jokerit in the SM-liiga where he put up 1 goal and 11 assists in 33 games to go with 2 assists in 2 playoff tilts for the team. He was also a member of Finland’s World Junior team that season, and contributed 1 goal and 2 assists in 6 contests.

2010-11: Managed to score 2 goals and add 11 assists in 48 regular season contests for Jokerit before contributing 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists) for the team in 7 playoff games.

2011-12: Eronen had a career-high 27 points in his third season with Jokerit in Finland's SM-Liiga. He scored 9 goals with 18 assists and was plus-one with 12 penalty minutes; appearing in 46 of 60 games. After struggling early in the year, Jokerit was one of the top teams in the league in the final two months, finishing sixth and reaching the SM-Liiga playoff  semifinals. Eronen was plus-four and scored 1 goal with 3 assists in 10 playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

Eronen is somewhat undersized for a defenseman and is not often physically involved in the game. He is a plus offensive player though, with great offensive instincts, a smooth skating stride, and the ability to run a powerplay effectively.

 

 

Future

Eronen will play his fourth season for Jokerit in the SM-liiga and should put up better offensive numbers as he runs the team's power play. He could be signed to an NHL entry contract before the summer deadline if the smart defender can improve his overall game on the defensive side of the ice.

 

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