Welcome to OilersNation’s 2020 Draft Countdown. Over the next few weeks leading up to the draft (or, well, when it seems the draft might be), we’ll be rounding up scouting reports, quotes, and videos about our Top-100 prospects available. Here are aggregated profiles on Pavel Tyutnev, Ozzy Wiesblatt, Eemil Viro, Roby Jarventie, and Dylan Peterson.
Date of Birth: July 25th, 2002
Height: 176 cm / 5’9″
Weight: 84 kg / 185 lbs
Profile: An undersized Russian winger, Tyutnev is a pure offensive player. He has a complete offensive skill set, with quality wheels, hands, shooting, and instincts. He finished tops on his MHL team in scoring among U18 players this year.
Pavel Tyutnev is a player who, on paper, would likely be thrown in the ‘undersized Russian group’, but there is a lot to unpack in his game. Offensively, he’s always a threat on the ice. He uses a mix of skating, strength, and speed to move the puck with ease, and creates danger with his shooting and passing. Think of any offensive tool, and Tyutnev has it. – Dylan Griffing, Dobber Prospects
— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 16, 2019
Date of Birth: March 9th, 2002
Position: Right Wing
Height: 178 cm / 5’10”
Weight: 83 kg / 183 lbs
Profile: Wiesblatt projects to be a nice middle-six player at the NHL, featuring good speed, a nose for the net, a solid two-way game, and a willingness to be a pest. He put up 70 points for the Prince Albert Raiders this season, good for second on the team.
Wiesblatt is a good skater who plays an up-tempo game with a bit of ferocity. He is an excellent skater who excels in the offensive zone when given the freedom to be creative. His vision allows him to create for opponents and his IQ allows him to find quiet spots in the offensive zone to set up for a scoring chance. In transition, Wiesblatt is shifty and smooth through the neutral zone and carries the puck into the offensive zone before attacking the front of the net. He likes to funnel the puck below the dots and into the net-front area. His game offensively is predicated on his speed and agility as well as his willingness to fight through traffic to find soft spots in coverage. While he isn’t a typical pest, he doesn’t shy away from mixing it up with his opponents after the whistle when the situation arises. Wiesblatt is a smart, skilled and speed-driven winger who can help on both the power play and the penalty kill. He may not project to be a top-line forward but his play suits a middle-six scoring role that contributes to both special teams. – Tony Ferrari, Dobber Prospects
Date of Birth: April 3rd, 2002
Height: 182 cm / 6’0″
Weight: 76 kg / 168 lbs
Profile: Viro’s statistics don’t jump off the page, but he’s a smart, reliable, all-around defender who plays a mature game, which is something that’s difficult to notice when looking at boxscore. He played 29 games last season in Finland’s top league, which is a testament to his maturity as a player.
Viro and Knazko play on the same team, and it’s difficult to say with any certainty which one is going to be the better player between those two. Knazko stands out with his offensive skills more than Viro but Viro stands out with his smart and reliable all-around game. He’s a very good skater who can make an impact at both ends of the ice but lacks true standout qualities. Viro did get to make his Liiga debut lately, so the organization has him above Knazko right now but that says nothing about their long-term NHL potential. – Jokke Nevalainen, Dobber Prospects
Date of Birth: August 8th, 2002
Position: Left Wing
Height: 189 cm / 6’2″
Weight: 84 kg / 185 lbs
Profile: A pure goal-scorer, Jarventi buried 23 goals in 36 games in Finland’s second-highest league, good for a tie for fourth in the league. Offence and scoring is truly his calling card as he isn’t known for a two-way game.
A big, gun-slinging goal-scorer. Can finish from out high and is deadly in the slot area. Was far and away the best U18 player in Mestis history this past season. Very young for this crop so there’s loads of space to grow. – Cam Robinson, Dobber Prospects
Roby Järventie was moved from Ilves U20 junior team to Mestis (the second highest league in Finland) to play against grown-up men. He played as a first line winger, got chance to play in power play and he eventually totaled four shots with close to 15 minutes of ice time.
Watching the performance of Järventie gives usually very mixed feelings and the same goes with this performance. On the other hand, he actually has pretty good wheels, above average shot and he has really good hands making him really good at one-on-ones. His puck protection is really good thanks to his size and skill. But on the other hand, he still seems lazy and he seems to lack sharpness when he is defending, checking or is off the puck. To me, he also floats around too much. – Asko Huuki, Finn Prospects
Date of Birth: January 8th, 2002
Nation: United States
Height: 193 cm / 6’4″
Weight: 87 kg / 192 lbs
Profile: A product of the United States National Development Program, Peterson will play for Boston University in the fall. He’s a big, 6’4″ centre with an excellent physical skillset, including good skating and a hard shot. Peterson has all the tools, he just needs to put them together.
Dylan Peterson could be one of the most physically gifted players in this draft. He already possesses a pro-ready frame and a very good shot. He does a good job of driving play and generating chances. Unfortunately, the production hasn’t gone up from last year’s pace. He has all the tools to be successful at the next level. – Tony Ferrari, Dobber Prospects