News 4 Premier Prospect: Miro Heiskanen

The fourth-ranked international skater according to Central Scouting, Heiskanen could be the first defenseman selected

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we count down to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our fifth News 4 Premier Prospect is Miro Heiskanen, a Finnish defenseman whose steady, balanced game may lead to him being the first blue-liner selected.

Here’s the lowdown on Heiskanen:


Defense (left shot)


6’0, 174 lbs


HIFK (Liiga)

In one sentence:

Using more finesse than force, Miro Heiskanen is a prime example of the new breed of defenseman: Reliable as a puck-mover, sharp with his shot… and smart with his checks, as Heiskanen rarely picks up penalty minutes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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