Mikko Vainonen

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Mikko Vainonen
Born (1994-04-11) April 11, 1994 (age 20)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
HIFK
Milwaukee Admirals
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2012
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2011–present

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).

Childhood[edit]

Mikko Vainonen was hard working defensman in his childhood, he played lot of floorball with his friends in residential area Helsinki.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 HIFK SM-l 8 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 55 4 18 22 42 4 2 1 3 2
2013–14 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 57 4 14 18 73 7 1 3 4 8
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 0 0 0 0
Liiga totals 8 0 0 0 2
Medal record
Competitor for Finland Finland
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2014 Malmö

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland U17 7th 5 0 2 2 10
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 7 0 4 4 8
2014 Finland WJC 1st 7 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 19 0 8 8 22

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