In his own words: Ville Leino


‘I think Finns are most commonly very hard workers. They are trust worthy and don’t do too much fancy stuff on the ice. I think it’s a product of how the national team program has been built up, and how we’ve been able to have so much success. We don’t have that many players in the NHL, or playing hockey in general like they do in North America or Russia. That’s how we’ve been brought up. Now they are trying to bring more skill into the program because there are not enough pure players coming. So now they realizing they have to work more on the skills.’