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4 June 1985 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL Draft||284th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
|Competitor for Finland|
Juhamatti Tapio Aaltonen (born June 4, 1985) is a Finnish ice hockey winger, who currently plays for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Known for his skill and skating speed, Aaltonen was drafted to NHL by St. Louis Blues as the 248 overall in 2003 NHL Entry Draft. On 17 October he played his first match with his new team Rögle BK in the Swedish ice-hockey league.
Aaltonen started his professional career with Oulun Kärpät, playing with the team from 2002 to 2009 winning Finnish championship twice. After the years he spent with Kärpät, Aaltonen moved to Lahti to play for Pelicans, where he played his breakthrough year scoring 28 goals and 49 points in 58 games in regular season. He signed a five-year contract with Pelicans, but the contract also gave Aaltonen a possibility to play in other leagues.
Following the season, he was selected to join the Finland men's national ice hockey team and he played at the 2010 IIHF World Championship. He won the World Championship in 2011 IIHF World Championship.
Media related to Juhamatti Aaltonen at Wikimedia Commons
- Juhamatti Aaltonen – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Juhamatti Aaltonen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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