Mika Pyörälä

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Mika Pyörälä
MikaPyöräläTimrå.jpg
Born (1981-07-13) July 13, 1981 (age 33)
Oulu, Finland
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Oulun Kärpät
Amur Khabarovski (KHL)
Frölunda HC (SEL)
Timrå IK (SEL)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
National team  Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

Mika Pyörälä (born July 13, 1981) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish SM-liiga. He previously played for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL), Timrå IK and Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien, and Amur Khabarovsk of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Mika Pyörälä
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Slovakia
Silver medal – second place 2007 Moscow
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Canada

On July 14, 2009, Pyörälä signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. After splitting the 2009–10 season between the Flyers and the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms, Pyörälä returned to Europe, signing a three-year contract with Frölunda HC on July 29, 2010.[1]

Pyörälä represented Finland in the 2011 World Championships. He scored a goal in the final against Sweden as Finland took the gold medal.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Kärpät FNL 5 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Kärpät FNL 51 4 2 6 35 4 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Kärpät FNL 56 17 11 28 22 15 2 3 5 6
2003–04 Kärpät FNL 53 12 19 31 8 13 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Kärpät FNL 56 9 13 22 18 11 3 1 4 4
2005–06 Kärpät FNL 41 13 8 21 10 11 5 6 11 0
2006–07 Kärpät FNL 56 28 17 45 30 10 4 2 6 2
2007–08 Timrå IK SEL 46 17 16 33 18 11 6 4 10 0
2008–09 Timrå IK SEL 55 21 22 43 10 7 2 1 3 6
2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 36 2 2 4 10
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 35 8 10 18 10
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 47 14 9 23 8
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 53 22 18 40 12 6 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 36 2 2 4 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2009-07-29). "Forwarden Mika Pyörälä till Frölunda". Frölunda Indians. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 

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