Ville Husso | G HIFK | Finland
Height: 6’2” Weight: 183 Catches: Left
Born: February 6, 1995
2010-2011 HIFK U18 GP: 13 GAA: 2.53 SV%: 924
2011-2012 HIFK U20 GP: 27 GAA: 2.41 SV%: 913
2012-2013 HIFK U20 GP: 41 GAA: 2.63 SV%: 913
|Husso has certainly earned his standing in Central Scouting's|
midterm rankings (Photo Credit: mtv.fi)
Husso was overlooked in last year’s draft, but not because of his statistical performance. In last year’s CSS final draft rankings, Husso was actually the sixth ranked European goaltender, while at this year’s midterm rankings, Husso seems to have a stranglehold on that #1 ranking. And for good reason. Husso has been excellent at the top level, playing in 26 games with a 1.91 GAA and .923 SV% before being loaned to HCK.
In the crease, Husso is a big body, with good mobility and strong technical skills. Some pointed to his patience and positioning as weaknesses last year, but he has displayed good athleticism as well as a sense of calmness.
With solid rebound control and a quick glove hand, Husso shouldn’t find himself being passed over again.