|RW JESSE YLÖNEN|
|Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA|
|Weight: 168 lbs|
|NHL Draft: 2018 | 2nd Round | 35th overall|
|Montreal Canadiens own rights until June 1, 2022|
Lahti Pelicans (Liiga) 2018-2020 > On Loan to the Laval Rocket via one-way AHL only deal for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Ylönen is a speedy skilled winger that plays at a high pace. He’s got excellent edges, can turn on a dime and is very agile. He’s a great puck handler that protects the puck well even while at high speeds or changing gears in motion, he can also take a quick shot while in stride. Ylönen possesses a pretty heavy quick release and a sneaky one-timer. He can shoot from the back foot or corral the puck and fire with great accuracy. He plays at a high pace with a hard forecheck using his active stick to create turnovers. He’ll drive the net and position himself in the high slot for redirects. Ylönen has high hockey IQ a smart player that reads breakouts and offensive plays really well. He’ll have to build up lower body strength to develop a powerful first few steps and bulk up to be stronger along the boards.
“An extremely agile forward and quick stickhandler who likes to play the game at a high pace.” – Draftin Europe
“The forward has high hockey IQ and he already reads the pro game well. For the most part he is inside the game and he makes smart decisions constantly. Skating is the most intriguing part of his game. The forward has above average top speed but his ability to accelerate quickly, change the direction and at the same keeping the puck with him is an excellent asset.” – Asko Huuki (FinnProspects)