News 4 Premier Prospect: Eeli Tolvanen

The Finnish winger has major upside as a goal-scorer at the next level, provided he gets a little stronger

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we count down to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our sixth News 4 Premier Prospect is Eeli Tolvanen, a Finnish winger whose offensive scoring instincts – including his heavy shot – could lead to a high selection.

Here’s the lowdown on Tolvanen:


Wing (Left shot)


5’10, 181 lbs


Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

In one sentence:

Perhaps the most Corsi-friendly forward on the draft board, Eeli Tolvanen has overcome his limited size and athletic ability by developing a solid two-way game that features perhaps the best shot in the entire draft class. 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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