Jussi Timonen

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Jussi Timonen
Jussi Timonen - KalPa 2011.jpg
Born (1983-06-29) June 29, 1983 (age 31)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SM-l team
Former teams
KalPa
TPS
SaiPa
NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 146th overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2002–present

Jussi Timonen (born June 29, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for KalPa of the SM-liiga. He is the younger brother of Kimmo Timonen.

Playing career[edit]

Timonen began playing hockey at the junior level for KalPa, the team owned by brother Kimmo Timonen and Sami Kapanen. After two years with the team, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth round, 146th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has since played for two other SM-liiga teams, TPS and SaiPa.

On May 30, 2006, the Flyers announced that they had signed Timonen to a two-year entry-level contract. "I am very happy because this has been my dream all my life,” said Timonen. “I talked to my brother a little bit about the NHL and he gave me some tips, but we will talk more on this later. I think my skating is pretty good. That is my main strength."

Following Flyers training camp, he was sent down to the Philadelphia Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Flyers. He was called up and made his NHL debut on November 20 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jussi Timonen KalPa.JPG

On December 10, 2007, Timonen was traded to the Dallas Stars in return for a conditional draft pick where he was placed with the team's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Stars. Following the season, Timonen returned to Finland to play for KalPa.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 TPS SM-l 39 0 1 1 10 7 0 2 2 4
2003–04 TPS SM-l 20 0 0 0 4
2004–05 SaiPa SM-l 54 1 5 6 53
2005–06 SaiPa SM-l 52 0 7 7 30 8 1 0 1 27
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 46 2 15 17 18
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 0 4 4 6
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 14 0 7 7 14
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 33 0 11 11 12
2008–09 KalPa SM-l 24 0 3 3 14 11 0 1 1 8
2009–10 KalPa SM-l 56 2 7 9 34 10 1 1 2 14
2010–11 KalPa SM-l 30 1 1 2 24
2011–12 KalPa SM-l 50 2 10 12 40 6 0 1 1 0
SM-liiga Totals 325 7 33 40 209 42 2 5 7 53
AHL Totals 93 2 33 35 44
NHL Totals 14 0 4 4 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Finland WJ18 6 0 2 2 2
2003 Finland WJ 7 1 1 2 6
Junior int'l totals 13 1 3 4 8

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