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Name  Mikko Vainonen
Born  4/11/1994
Height  6-3
Weight  222
Shoots  L

Finnish defenseman is the 11th-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the fourth-rated defenseman on that list...Has excellent size (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) and has also shown an offensive upside...Wore the "C" for Team Finland at the 2012 U-18 World Junior Championship and recorded four assists over seven games...Had seven goals and 11 assists in 38 games for HIFK's U-20 team in 2011-12 and went without a point in eight contests with the club's SM- liiga squad.