HEAD EUROPEAN SCOUT
Born In Kajaani, Northern Finland, now living in Turku with his wife Karoliina & their Pomeranian dog, Lily; Antti Merilainen is strong of 21 years of experience as an Elite Goalie Coach, he has spent time in various professional leagues, notably in the Italian SERIE A, the German DEL2 as well as the Finnish Mestis league. At the youth level Antti worked notably at the U20, U18, U16 & is still working at U18 level for TUTO in the SM-sarja. Antti also has worked with the National team with the U16 & U17. Antti’s has strong relations all over Europe and in Scandinavia.
Notable Finnish players that Antti has work with thru the years, Aleksander Barkov, Olli Määtä, Joonas Korpisalo, Artturi Lehkonen, Sebastian Aho, Kasperi Kapanen, Rasmus Ristolainen, Ville Husso, Mikko Rantanen, Esa Lindell, Teuvo Teräväinen, Juuse Saros, Joel Kiviranta, Kaapo Kähkönen, Aleksi Saarela.