Juhamatti Aaltonen

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Juhamatti Aaltonen
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Born (1985-06-04) 4 June 1985 (age 29)
Ii, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Kärpät
Pelicans
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 284th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2004–present
Juhamatti Aaltonen
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Bronze 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Gold 2011 Slovakia

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).[1] 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.[2] He won the World Championship in 2011 IIHF World Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magnitogorsk Metallurg's 2010-11 Roster
  2. ^ IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1. 

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