Petri Vehanen

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Petri Vehanen
Born (1977-10-09) October 9, 1977 (age 36)
Rauma, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Lev Praha
Kontinental Hockey League
Ak Bars Kazan
Mora IK
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Viking Hockey
Serie A
HC Val Pusteria Wolves
National team  Finland
Playing career 1995–present

Petri Vehanen (b. October 9, 1977, Rauma, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey Goaltender who currently plays for Lev Praha in the KHL

Playing career[edit]

SM-liiga career[edit]

Vehanen has played his entire SM-liiga career for Lukko which is his hometown team. Vehanen has established himself as the number #1 goaltender for Lukko and played a solid season in 2007-08 SM-liiga season, earning himself a spot at the Finnish National Team roster.

Vehanen also has played for Mestis teams Jääkotkat and FPS.

Career across Europe[edit]

Vehanen has played in Europe for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of Russia, Viking Hockey of Norway, where he was voted best goalkeeper, HC Val Pusterial Wolves in Italy and Mora IK in Sweden. In 2013, Vehanen transferred to Lev Praha of the KHL.


Petri Vehanen
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2011 Slovakia
Bronze 2008 Canada
  • 2011 World Championship gold
  • 2008 World Championship bronze
  • KHL Championship 2010
  • KHL's the best goalie in 2009-2010
  • KHL's best Goals Against Average 2009-2010
  • KHL's best save percentage 2009-2010
  • Karjala Tournament 2009: The best goalkeeper

International Play[edit]

Vehanen played in his first International tournament in 2008, when he was selected to Finnish national team to play in 2008 Ice Hockey World Championships. Vehanen's World Championship debut came when he played against Norway which Finland won 3-2 after overtime. In 2011 Ice Hockey World Championships Finland won gold with Vehanen as a starting goalkeeper. In the final game Vehanen made 32 saves leading his team to a 6-1 win against Sweden.