Juuso Puustinen

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Juuso Puustinen
Born (1988-04-05) April 5, 1988 (age 26)
Kuopio, FIN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
SM-l team
Former teams
HIFK
Espoo Blues
HPK
Milwaukee Admirals
NHL Draft 149th overall, 2006
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2008–present

Juuso Puustinen (born April 5, 1988 in Kuopio, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey player for HIFK of the SM-liiga. He plays as a forward, and shoots right. He was selected in fifth round, 149th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Puustinen played two seasons of junior in North America for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League before returning to Finland to begin his professional career in 2008.

Prior to the 2010–11 season, Puustinen signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Nashville Predators.[2] After two seasons with the Predators AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, Puustinen returned to Finland to sign a one-year contract with HIFK on May 25, 2013.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Kamloops Blazers WHL 64 32 39 71 52 4 0 3 3 4
2007–08 Kamloops Blazers WHL 60 27 26 53 26 4 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Espoo Blues SM-l 53 13 20 33 14 14 1 1 2 4
2009–10 Espoo Blues SM-l 54 8 13 21 64 2 0 1 1 0
2010–11 HPK SM-l 59 26 12 38 46 2 1 0 1 4
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 55 16 16 32 8
2012–13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 15 16 31 14 4 0 0 0 4
SM-liiga totals 166 47 45 92 124 18 2 2 4 8
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver 2006 Halmstad

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Finland U17 5 5 1 6 6
2006 Finland WJC18 6 1 2 3 10
2008 Finland WJC 6 4 1 5 12
Junior int' totals 17 10 4 14 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanlon, Peter and Kelso, Sean (ed.). 2009–10 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. p. 130. 
  2. ^ Joshua Cooper, The Tennessean - July 16, 2011
  3. ^ "Contract status: Pusstinen transferred to HIFK". HIFK. 2013-05-25. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 

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