Juha Ylönen

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Juha Ylönen
Born (1972-02-13) February 13, 1972 (age 42)
Helsinki, FIN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1991
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1991–2004
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Bronze 1998 Nagano Ice hockey

Juha Petteri Ylönen (born February 13, 1972 in Helsinki, Finland) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round, 91st overall, of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Ylönen played five seasons in Finland's SM-liiga before coming to North America to play. He joined the Phoenix Coyotes (which Winnipeg had become after relocation) organization for the 1996–97 season, appearing in two NHL games that season; he had the best production of his career that season for the AHL Springfield Falcons, scoring 61 points in 70 games and adding 21 points in the playoffs. He then played four full seasons with the Coyotes until he was traded prior to the 2001–02 season to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Todd Warriner. Ylönen played 65 games for the Lightning that season, but was dealt to the Ottawa Senators at the trade deadline in exchange for Andre Roy and a pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

After the 2001–02 season, Ylönen left the NHL and returned to Finland to play. He played two seasons for the Espoo Blues, with the last being the 2003–04 season.

In his NHL career, Ylönen appeared in 341 games. He scored 26 goals and added 76 assists. He also appeared in 15 Stanley Cup playoff games, recording seven assists. In addition, he won a bronze medal as a member of the Finnish team at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

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