Jukka Hentunen

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Jukka Hentunen
Jukka Hentunen - KalPa 2011.jpg
Jukka Hentunen in December 2011.
Born (1974-05-03) May 3, 1974 (age 40)
Joroinen, FIN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
FNL team
Former teams
Jokerit
AK Bars Kazan
HC Lugano
Nashville Predators
Calgary Flames
National team  Finland
Playing career 1998–present
Jukka Hentunen
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver 2006 Turin
World Championships
Silver 2007 Russia
Bronze 2006 Latvia
Silver 2001 Germany
Bronze 2000 Russia

Jukka Mika Petteri Hentunen (born May 3, 1974 in Joroinen, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward, who plays for KalPa.

Draft[edit]

He was drafted by the Calgary Flames as their sixth-round pick, #176 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Hentunen played a total of 38 games in the 2001–02 NHL season for the Calgary Flames and the Nashville Predators, who he was traded to on March 19, 2002.

Hentunen then left the National Hockey League to play in the European leagues. After two years with Fribourg-Gottéron, the right winger signed with HC Lugano.

In Finland he's earned a nickname "Härkä" which translates to "bull."

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HPK SM-liiga 41 13 21 34 32 8 1 4 5 12
1999–00 HPK SM-liiga 53 17 28 45 76 8 4 2 6 12
2000–01 Jokerit SM-liiga 56 27 28 55 24 5 1 0 1 4
2001–02 Saint John Flames AHL 9 3 3 6 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 28 2 3 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 10 2 2 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Jokerit SM-liiga 48 11 11 22 28 10 4 2 6 0
2003–04 Fribourg-Gottéron Nationalliga A 47 25 28 53 22 4 2 4 6 6
2004–05 Fribourg-Gottéron Nationalliga A 44 24 20 44 46 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 HC Lugano Nationalliga A 44 24 18 42 44 17 7 6 13 6
2006–07 HC Lugano Nationalliga A 44 26 20 46 63 -- -- -- -- --
2007–08 HC Lugano NLA 13 5 9 14 6 -- -- -- -- --
Ak-Bars Kazan RUS 33 10 18 28 10 10 2 8 10 8
2008-09 Ak-Bars Kazan KHL 54 14 13 27 36 21 9 2 11 8
NHL Totals 38 4 5 9 4 -- -- -- -- --
Career Major League Totals 327 121 141 262 232 35 12 12 24 34

International play[edit]

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