April 11, 1994 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
|NHL Draft||118th overall, 2012
Mikko Vainonen (born April 11, 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL as a prospect for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Mikko Vainonen was hard working defensman in his childhood, he played lot of floorball with his friends in residential area Helsinki.
He made his professional debut playing with HIFK of the SM-liiga during the 2011–12 SM-liiga season. He was selected in the fourth-round, 118th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. In the following season and in pursuit of his NHL ambition, he moved to North America to play major junior after he was drafted in the 2012 CHL import draft in the 1st round, 6th overall by the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League.
in May 24, 2013, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Nashville Predators.
Regular season and playoffs
|Competitor for Finland|
|World Junior Championships|
- "Predators sign 2012 fourth-round pick Mikko Vainonen". Nashville Predators. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- Mikko Vainonen's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Mikko Vainonen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Mikko Vainonen profile at Eurohockey.com
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