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 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for HPK
Jokerit
Calgary Flames
Nashville Predators
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
HC Lugano
Ak Bars Kazan
KalPa
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 176th overall, 2000
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1998–2013
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 former professional ice hockey forward, who last played with KalPa of the SM-liiga in the 2012–13 season.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Hentunen played with HPK of the SM-liiga when he was drafted by the Calgary Flames as their sixth-round pick, 176th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He played a total of 38 National Hockey League 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 promptly left North America to continue his professional career in the European leagues. After two years with HC Fribourg-Gottéron, the right winger signed with Swiss rivals, HC Lugano.

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

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HPK SM-l 41 13 21 34 32 8 1 4 5 12
1999–00 HPK SM-l 53 17 28 45 76 8 4 2 6 12
2000–01 Jokerit SM-l 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-l 48 11 11 22 28 10 4 2 6 0
2003–04 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 47 25 28 53 22 4 2 4 6 6
2004–05 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 44 24 20 44 46
2005–06 HC Lugano NLA 44 24 18 42 44 17 7 6 13 6
2006–07 HC Lugano NLA 44 26 20 46 63 6 1 4 5 0
2007–08 HC Lugano NLA 13 5 9 14 6
2007–08 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
2009–10 Jokerit SM-l 58 28 22 50 50 3 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Jokerit SM-l 55 6 26 32 38 7 2 4 6 2
2011–12 KalPa SM-l 55 18 13 31 18 6 1 1 2 25
2012–13 KalPa SM-l 45 7 14 21 20 5 0 1 1 6
Liiga totals 411 127 163 290 286 52 13 16 29 65
NHL totals 38 4 5 9 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Finland WC 3rd 9 3 3 6 12
2001 Finland WC 2nd 9 1 3 4 2
2004 Finland WCH 2nd 6 1 1 2 2
2004 Finland WC 6th 7 3 3 6 2
2005 Finland WC 7th 7 3 1 4 6
2006 Finland Oly 2nd 8 0 0 0 2
2006 Finland WC 3rd 9 1 3 4 20
2007 Finland WC 2nd 9 4 1 5 4
Senior totals 63 16 15 31 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KalPa sign veteran Hentunen" (in Finnish). KalPa. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 

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