6'2" - 180 Lbs
An interesting selection here by the Majors in the import draft as Partanen signed a 3 year contract to play in Finland 1 short month before the draft. With a late 92 birthday, he is eligible for the 2011 NHL entry draft.
The big forward could stand to add some muscle and mass to his frame. Partanen has some speed, size, strength despite needing to add some muscle.He can handle the puck at full speed. He protects the puck well and it’s hard to knock him off the puck. He plays simple straightforward hockey and goes hard to the net and excels when jumping into open lanes.
Doesn't create his own scoring chances despite his willingness to go to the dirty areas. He's the typical example of a player that needs a set up man.
If he decides to play in the OHL, he'll come over to a Majors team that won't rely on him heavily for his offense and is an early favorite to win the OHL championship. Not to mention they are the Memorial Cup hosts and what better place is there to showcase yourself.