Read: Derek Stepan On His Game and Why He Chose To Play In Finland

Through nine games, Derek Stepan has 2 goals, 1 assist, is a plus five, has a shootout winner, had 14 shots on goal and is averaging 21:33 per game.

Stepan said in an interview with the KalPa website that Finland was the place that he felt suited his game the best, “I didn’t really even think about it any other countries. I thought that the SM-Liiga, with their style of play would be the European country most similar to that of North America, and therefore would suit me best.”

When asked about his game, Stepan said that his strengths are in his skating and knowing how to be creative with the puck. He said that he can usually anticipate much of what is going to happen on the ice and that works to his advantage. Stepan said that he knows he can get stronger to deal with bigger and more veteran players, but overall he just wants to be better at everything and turn himself into more of a complete player.

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