Leo Komarov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Leo Komarov
Leo Komarov, Finland-Russia IHWC 2012 Semifinal crop.jpg
Leo Komarov in 2012
Born (1987-01-23) January 23, 1987 (age 27)
Narva, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ässät
Pelicans
Dynamo Moscow
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 180th overall, 2006
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2005–present

Leonid Aleksandrovitš Komarov (Russian: Леонид Александрович Комаров, Leonid Aleksandrovich Komarov; born January 23, 1987) is a Finnish-Russian professional ice hockey player. He is currently a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to joining the Dynamo, Komarov was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) where he returned a year later. Raised in Finland, Komarov is the first Estonian-born player in the NHL.[1] Komarov was a member of the gold-winning Finnish national team in the 2011 IIHF World Championship.

Personal[edit]

Komarov was born to Russian parents.[2] When he was five years old, Komarov's family moved to the Swedish-speaking town of Nykarleby, Finland when his father Alexander Komarov accepted a contract to play ice hockey there.[3][4] Because his father was an ethnic Karelian, the family was able to permanently reside there.[5] Leo Komarov also holds dual Russian-Finnish citizenship.[6]

Komarov is multi-lingual and can speak four languages: Swedish, Finnish, Russian, and English.[7]

Playing career[edit]

After playing with different junior teams, he started his career in the SM-liiga with Ässät. After winning a silver medal with Ässät in 2006, he moved to Pelicans. During the 2009-2010 season Komarov began to play with HC Dynamo Moscow. He was chosen in the sixth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 180th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Komarov was captain of Team Finland at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden. Komarov won a gold medal with Finland at the 2011 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.

In May 2012, Komarov agreed to terms with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2012–13 season.[8] The reported value of his contract is 1.2 million dollars, including bonuses.[9] Komarov played his first NHL game on January 19, 2013. Komarov scored his first NHL goal, a game winner, against the Montreal Canadiens on February 9, 2013.[10]

After one season with the Maple Leafs, Komarov left the NHL to sign a one-year contract to return with Dynamo Moscow in June 2013 with ambition to make the Finnish Olympic squad in a more offensive role with Dynamo.

Despite signing with Dynamo Moscow, Komarov stated that he is not done with the NHL; on July 1, 2014, he signed a four-year deal worth $2.9 million per season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[11]

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 Hermes Jr. C SM-sarja 14 7 12 19 8
2003–04 Sport Jr. B SM-sarja 19 6 9 15 6
2004–05 Ässät Jr. A SM-sarja 34 6 5 11 59
2005–06 Ässät Jr. A SM-sarja 10 5 6 11 59
2005–06 Team Finland U20 Mestis 5 0 3 3 4
2005–06 Ässät SM-l 44 3 3 6 106 14 1 3 4 22
2006–07 Team Finland U20 Mestis 1 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Pelicans SM-l 49 3 9 12 108 6 1 0 1 6
2007–08 Pelicans SM-l 53 4 10 14 76 6 1 1 2 8
2008–09 Pelicans SM-l 56 8 16 24 144 10 0 1 1 16
2009–10 Dynamo Moscow KHL 47 5 11 16 44 4 0 1 1 16
2010–11 Dynamo Moscow KHL 52 14 12 26 70 6 4 2 6 2
2011–12 Dynamo Moscow KHL 46 11 13 24 58 20 5 2 7 49
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 14 6 3 9 22
2012–13 Dynamo Moscow KHL 13 2 8 10 42
2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 4 5 9 18 7 0 0 0 17
2013–14 Dynamo Moscow KHL 52 12 22 34 42 7 3 1 4 22
Liiga totals 202 18 38 56 434 36 3 5 8 52
KHL totals 210 44 66 110 256 37 12 6 18 89
NHL totals 42 4 5 9 18 7 0 0 0 17

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Gold 2011 Slovakia
Silver 2014 Belarus
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2006 Canada
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Finland WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 0 3 3 32
2007 Finland WJC 6th 6 2 1 3 16
2009 Finland WC 5th 5 0 1 1 4
2010 Finland WC 6th 7 1 0 1 0
2011 Finland WC Gold medal icon.svg 8 0 2 2 2
2012 Finland WC 4th 10 1 0 1 4
2014 Finland Oly Bronze medal icon.svg 6 0 0 0 0
2014 Finland WC Silver medal icon.svg 10 1 2 3 6
Junior totals 13 2 4 6 48
Senior totals 46 3 5 8 16

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2009 - First Channel Cup
  • 2010 - Winner SHHI
  • 2011 - IIHF World Champion
  • 2011 - Medal "For military cooperation"
  • 2011 - KHL All-Star Game participant
  • 2012 - Gagarin Cup[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, Chris. "Johnston on Leafs: Holzer making most of chance". Sportsnet. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Feschuk, Dave (January 16, 2013). "Komarov a compelling prospect for Leafs: Feschuk". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Комаров Леонид Александрович" (in Russian). HC Dynamo. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leo Komarov". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "архив газеты "Молодежь Эстонии" (Narvityanin on the way to the NHL)" (in Russian). Молодежь Эстонии. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Leo Komarovin huima pesti KHL:ään varmistui - Jääkiekko - Ilta-Sanomat" (in Finnish). iltasanomat.fi. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ Johnston, Chris (May 7, 2012). "Maple Leafs ‘dynamic’ prospect Leo Komarov hopes to make the jump from KHL". The Star. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NHL kutsuu Leo Komarovia" (in Finnish). MTV3fi. May 14, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Leo Komarov". capgeek.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens - 09/02/2013 - Toronto Maple Leafs - Boxscore". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Leafs sign Robidas; Welcome back Frattin, Komarov". The Sports Network. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

External links[edit]